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The Rev. Martin Junge, general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation, embraces Bishop Munib Younan of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, president of the Lutheran World Federation, front center, during an ecumenical prayer service at the Lutheran cathedral in Lund, Sweden, Oct. 31. At right, Pope Francis embraces Archbishop Antje Jackelen, primate of the Lutheran Church in Sweden. At left is Bishop Anders Arborelius of Stockholm and Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Joint Statement on the Reformation Urges Prayer As the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation approaches, Roman Catholic and Lutheran bishops from Southern Ohio, including Archbishop Dennis Schnurr, issued a joint statement encouraging their members to engage in study, prayer, and service with each other. The statement,

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service  VATICAN CITY — Upholding the Christian ideal of marriage and family life while also reaching out to those whose lives do not reflect that ideal is a pastoral challenge faced by all Christian communities, said the Anglican representative to the Synod of Bishops. Anglican