Nordic Lutheran and Catholic bishops have raised their voices on the coronavirus and migrant crises, warning that although “a virus must be combated… “this does not apply to people who are seeking safe refuge”.
The Finnish Catholic Church is struggling for survival, with just eight parishes in a country of 300,000 square kilometres.
President of Finland Sauli Niinistö has suggested that the vandalism on Holocaust Remembrance Day was a token of broader racism, and pledged to take action.
“Those who show hospitality grow richer, not poorer”, the Pope has told the group of Finnish Lutherans he met today in an audience, urging them to go out to attend to “those who are shipwrecked in life”.
Päivi Räsänen is a Finnish politician currently under police investigation for an alleged homophobic hate crime.
A Finnish politician is holding firm on homophobic views she says are supported by the Bible as police begin a pre-trial investigation into her for promoting hate.
Dr. Jere Kyyrö is a researcher in the Study of Religion at the School of History, Culture and Arts Studies at the University of Turku, in Finland.