Saturday, January 21, 2017

Pope Francis: Luther's intention was to renew not divide the Church - Independent Catholic News

Pope Francis: Luther's intention was to renew not divide the Church - Independent Catholic News: The intention of Martin Luther five hundred years ago 'was to renew the Church, not divide her', Pope Francis said on Thursday, when he met an Ecumenical Delegation from Finland, in the Vatican to take part in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The Pope recalled his visit to Sweden last October and said that the 'gathering there gave us the courage and strength, in our Lord Jesus Christ, to look ahead to the ecumenical journey that we are called to walk together.' The Pope ended his speech with off-the-cuff remarks thanking the bishop leading the delegation for having brought his

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