Saturday, July 28, 2012

Vicar of Dr Martin Luther on Earth speaks out about ecumenism

Kirchen: Reformationsjubiläum: Käßmann hofft auf "Geste der Versöhnung" - Nachrichten Newsticker - News3 (DAPD) - WELT ONLINE

The former chairman of the German Protestant Church, Margot Käßmann has called in the context of the Reformation Jubilee in 2017 for a coming together between the two great churches. She hopes that there will be between the Protestant and the Catholic Church a "gesture of reconciliation," said Kaessmann to the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung," according to a preliminary report. The anniversary year should not remain "an internal ecclesiastical and solely German matter."

Käßmann was appointed in the spring as the representative of the Protestant Church for the Reformation jubilee. The theologian Martin Luther (1483-1546) nailed his theses against indulgences to the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg in 1517. This is considered the beginning of the Reformation.
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