Showing posts with label Reformed. Show all posts
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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Mass Celebrated for the First Time in Geneva Cathedral Since 1535

Cardinal Koch describes worship in February as a great symbol of unity

Zurich ( In Geneva, the city of Calvin, an ecumenical event of historical importance is imminent: On February 29, 2020 (the coming year is a leap year), a Mass will be celebrated in the Cathedral of St. Pierre in Geneva for the first time since 1535, by the Catholic Bishop of Geneva-Lausanne-Friborg, Charles Morerod.  The Swiss President of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, Cardinal Kurt Koch, described the upcoming event in a capital of Protestantism as a great symbol of Christian unity.  It was pointed out in Swiss and French media that such a process would have been absolutely unthinkable just a few years ago.

St. Pierre is the main church of the Reformed in Geneva.  Ecumenical hospitality for Bishop Morerod in this church is therefore of particular importance.  According to a sermon by Guillaume Farel, who announced the principles of the Reformation in St. Pierre on August 8, 1535, the signs of Catholic cult had been erased from the Geneva cathedral.  Jean Calvin then worked as a preacher in St. Pierre for 23 years.

Edit: Morerod is an Old Liberal 68er. Not much unity here. The Calvinists will like the sacrilegious Communion in the hand.