Pro­mot­ing un­der­stand­ing

The Daily Observer - - OPINION -

Thank you to the Pem­broke and Area Min­is­te­rial As­so­ci­a­tion and St. Colum­bkille Cathe­dral for or­ga­niz­ing and host­ing, “To­gether in Christ – Luther­ans and Catholics Com­mem­o­rat­ing the Re­for­ma­tion.” This ser­vice, cel­e­brat­ing 500 years of Re­for­ma­tion, was held Satur­day, Oct. 28at St. Colum­bkille Cathe­dral in Pem­broke. It was a truly re­mark­able and mem­o­rable gath­er­ing.

Last year, in Lund, Swe­den, Pope Fran­cis and Lutheran World Fed­er­a­tion Pres­i­dent Bishop Dr. Mu­nib A. Younan par­tic­i­pated in an ec­u­meni­cal ser­vice com­mem­o­rat­ing the 499th Re­for­ma­tion an­niver­sary. Pope Fran­cis com­mented at that meet­ing, “We have the op­por­tu­nity to mend a crit­i­cal mo­ment of our his­tory by mov­ing be­yond the controversies and dis­agree­ments that have of­ten pre­vented us from un­der­stand­ing one an­other.” Ev­ery­one in­volved in Satur­day’s ser­vice de­serves a sin­cere thank you for con­tin­u­ing to pro­mote un­der­stand­ing.

Mar­ion Re­mus Pem­broke

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