- Nov 26, 2020
he German Catholic bishops’ conference and the council of the Evangelical Church in Germany plan to continue their discussions about shared Communion
In a message marking the Oct. 3 German Unity Day, churches in Germany issued a warning about the divisive forces in society.
Lutheran Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, president of the Protestant Church in Germany, has called for greater political recognition of maritime rescue efforts of refugees in the Mediterranean.
The Church of Sweden has more female than male priests for the first time, according to numbers released this month, a sign of huge strides for gender equality since women were first allowed to be ordained in 1960.
The paths of two New York City churches diverged this week — one reopened and one stayed closed. But they have shared a tragic fate, together losing at least 134 members of their mostly Hispanic congregations to the coronavirus.
One is a Catholic church in Queens; the other, a Lutheran church in Manhattan. But the COVID-19 pandemic has united the two Hispanic congregations in grief.