Benedict XVI to Visit Lutheran Church in Rome [WHY!!!!???]

Benedict XVI will visit a Lutheran church in Rome for a German-language service in which both he and a Lutheran pastor will give homilies.

The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Vatican press office today confirmed that the visit -- previously announced -- will take place March 14.

The president of the unity council, Cardinal Walter Kasper, will participate in the visit.

Rome's Lutheran community had invited the Pope in 2008 to mark the 25th anniversary of Pope John Paul II's visit to the church. The Polish Pontiff's 1983 visit commemorated the 550th anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther (1483-1546).

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I seriously don't understand why on earth he would do this, this is exactly the kind of ecumenism that Archbishop Lefebvre was talking about. I wouldn't even think about setting foot inside a Lutheran "church." This is just sad if you ask me.

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Benedict XVI to Visit Lutheran Church in Rome [WHY!!!!???] - by Atomagenesis - 02-19-2010, 10:17 AM

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