BREAKING NEWS: Pope Francis to participate in ceremony commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation
Posted by Augustinus at 1/25/2016 @ Rorate-Caeli.blogspot.com/2016/01/breaking-news-pope-francis-to.html
There have been rumors and speculations about this for some time, but now the news has been officially confirmed.
From today’s Vatican Bollettino:
The Holy Father Francis in Lund, Sweden, to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation
His Holiness Francis intends to participate in a joint ceremony of the Catholic Church and the World Lutheran Federation to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, scheduled to take place in Lund, Sweden on Monday 31 October 2016.
The actual 500th anniversary will be on October 31, 2017, but this year’s event apparently will mark the beginning of a year of celebrations and commemorations towards that fateful anniversary.