- May 23, 2020
Cardinal Anders Arborelius of Sweden discusses Pope Francis’s leadership in welcoming migrants and refugees in Europe.
Catholic educators in Sweden have denounced a political party’s promise to ban all religious schools as a political maneuver capitalizing on people’s fears in order to obtain votes.
The strained relationship between church and state in Scandinavia was a leading issue at the forefront of the recent Nordic Bishops’ Conference general assembly in Turku, Finland.
Even though it is one of the most secularized nations in the world, Sweden is one of the few countries in Europe where the Catholic Church is growing, said the country’s first cardinal.
Although newly minted Cardinal Anders Arborelius of Sweden is a convert from Lutheranism and believes in the press for closer ties with the Lutheran church, he’s also realistic about the present limits of that quest, saying that given different understandings of the real presence in the Eucharist, right now Lutherans and Catholics “cannot possibly celebrate together.”