Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm called for "tolerance" and "religious freedom" in a recent interview.
I never really noticed just how large of a chasm exists between the general Catholic approach to religion and that of most protestants--from clerics to laity--until I had embarked on a month-long bike ride.
Many Presbyterians jubilantly proclaimed that the Holy Spirit had unquestionably descended upon the 221st General Assembly when commissioners voted to amend the definition of "marriage" in the Book of Order from a union of "a man and a woman" to a union of "two people."
The key to achieving the reform so desperately needed by both Catholic and Protestant churches was right under Pope Francis' nose the moment he stepped out on the Vatican balcony. Clues can be found in a cloud of pink smoke and in the legacy of his patron saint, Francis of Assisi.
The priest said girls, many of them dressed for a night out - "At one stage it looked like a Milan catwalk," he quipped - had
Bishop Margot Kaessmann, the controversial head of Germany's Protestant Church, has been arrested for drunk driving. Kaessmann