(Vatican Radio) The response of Christians to refugees, migrants and internally displaced people will be at the heart of the historic ecumenical events taking place in Sweden on Monday to mark the forthcoming 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
Pope Francis and the leaders of the Lutheran World Federation will preside at a joint prayer service in Lund cathedral, before travelling together to the nearby city of Malmö for an event spearheaded by Caritas Internationalis and the LWF’s charitable arm, its World Service department.
The event in Malmö’s main sports arena will feature personal testimonies from refugees and those working for human rights in India, South Sudan, Burundi, Colombia and Syria. To underline the importance of working together for the common good, the heads of Caritas and the World Service will sign a declaration of intent for closer cooperation and shared witness to the world.
Maria Immonen heads the LWF’s Department…
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