|Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rome|
(Rome) Pope Francis will visit the Lutheran church in Rome this coming November 15th.
On Sunday, 15 November, the Catholic Church leader will the Christ Church in Rome on November 15th to pay the Lutheran parish of the city to visit. This was published on the official website of the Vatican in the Italian calendar of "events with the Holy Father".
For almost 200 years, Evangelical services have been held in Rome. The initiative goes back to the Prussian Embassy built in 1747 in the Papal States. In 1817 the first Lutheran service was held in the city of the popes in the chapel of the embassy. The occasion was the 300-year anniversary of the Reformation. Since 1819, it was then commissioned by King Friedrich Wilhelm III. of Prussia, with a permanent Protestant minister in Rome. With the defeat of the Papal States the forming, Germanic Evangelical-Lutheran congregation departed the Prussian embassy out into the public.
1910 saw the construction of the Romanesque Revival Christ Church, which was only completed, because of World War I in 1922. The architect was Franz Schwechten, who also created the plans for the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin.
Francis' visit will be the third visit of a Pope in the Church of Christ. The first Pope who visited a Lutheran church since the Protestant schism of 1517 was in 1983 by John Paul II. Who was then preaching from the pulpit. On 14 March 2010 Benedict XVI paid the Protestant church a visit.
Pope appointments for November
From September 19 to 28 Pope Francis is to visit Cuba and then the United States of America.
On October 3, the pontiff will attend a prayer vigil from 7pm on St. Peter's Square for the 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the family.
On October 4, the celebration of the Holy Mass begins at 10am for the opening of the Synod of Bishops.
On October 18, beginning at 10:15am on St. Peter's Square, the Holy Mass for the canonization of new saints Vincenzo Grossi, Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Ludovico Martin and Maria Azelia Guerin.
On 25 October, at 10 clock, the Holy Mass in the Vatican Basilica for the conclusion of the Synod of Bishops held.
On November 1, the feast of All Saints, Pope Francis is how to celebrate the Holy Mass in the previous years, at the Roman cemetery of Verano.
On November 2, All Souls' Day, follows in the Vatican Grottoes at 6pm a moment of prayer for deceased Popes.
On November 5, the Pope celebrates at 11:30am on the Vatican Basilica Altar, a requiem for the deceased Cardinals and Bishops in the past year.
On November 15, there will be a 4pm visit to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Rome.
From November 25 to 30, the Catholic Church leader is to travel to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
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