Commercial and bureaucratic hindrances collided with an uncontrollable reality: the faith of many players.
In Wittenberg, the WCRC signed the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification (1999).
In assessing the ecumenical scene, the risk of looking at Lund without being aware of what happens in Rome is real.
Pope Francis and Lutheran leaders celebrated an ecumenical service in the Cathedral of Lund (Sweden). They signed a joint statement “to move towards the communion to which God continually calls us.”
In Wittenberg, the German President highlighted the importance of Luther’s Bible translation and spoke of how the “priesthood of all believers” brought sense of individual freedom.
Aim is “to express the gifts of the Reformation and ask forgiveness for division perpetuated by the two traditions.” “It doesn’t make any sense”, says President of the Theology Comission of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance, Jose Hutter.