Bishop of Stockholm Anders Arborelius welcomes as necessary 8-person limit on public liturgies, while Bishops in France protest over “completely disrespectful” 30-person cap
“The sheer scope makes you feel some kind of shock. There are some things that indicate that there is an anger directed at us”, denounces parish priest
From being a humanitarian superpower, Sweden has now become a brutal country for numerous unaccompanied minors who since 2015 are waiting for justice and a dignified life to start.
10,000 Swedes are demanding permanent residency permits for unaccompanied migrant children who have been in the country for more than a year.
Vatican Congregation for the Clergy member Cardinal Anders Arborelius has said he “doesn’t know” how the controversial Congregation instruction on parish reform was completed.
In the wake of the massive protests around the world against racism and colonialism, calls have been made to do away with the cross on the Swedish flag because it represents the nation’s Christian heritage and the oppression it allegedly stands for.
For the first time in history, the number of female clergy in the Church of Sweden has surpassed that of their male counterparts, the Church newspaper Kyrkans Tidning reported.
Sweden’s first ecumenical spiritual retreat will see Catholics and Lutherans participating in a series of encounters on the theme “God’s inner dwelling. Peace in times of crisis and fear”.
Sweden’s cardinal has questioned the government’s refusal to implement a strict coronavirus lockdown.
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”.
Half of all young Swedish Christians are “humiliated or hurt” for their faith, a new report commissioned by the Churches has found.
The Church of Sweden wants to ensure all unaccompanied migrant children are allowed to stay in Sweden.
At least two priests accused of child sex abuse in the United States were able to continue working and offending in Scandinavia.