The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


A gift for the pope


During an audience at the Vatican in October, Lutheran World Federation General Secretary Martin Junge presented Pope Francis with a teapot from a Somali woman who lives in Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp. Junge thanked the pope for his clear and passionate reminder to protect migrants and refugees. The pope said the gift would serve as “a reminder of this dimension of ecumenism, the ecumenism of martyrdom. [Persecution] does not know denominational barriers. Religious divisions do not define people fleeing conflict or migrating in order to safeguard their own lives. They are ultimately defined by what they are: children of God.”



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