Sunday, July 20, 2008

Wall dividing Catholics, Protestants down down after 300 years

Wall dividing Catholics, Protestants down down after 300 years

Posted : Thu, 17 Jul 2008 11:49:01 GMT

Berlin - Doors are to be knocked in a metre-thick wall that has divided the Catholic and Protestant communities in the church of the German town of Mosbach for 300 years, church officials said Thursday. A festival to mark breaking doors through the wall is to be held on July 27, with mass being said on the Catholic side and an evangelical service held on the Protestant side.

After the services, the door will be officially opened for representatives of the two communities to extend the hand of peace to each other.

I have this mental image of the Catholics and Protestants arguing then deciding on putting a ribbon down the center of the church in the 16th century dividing it in half like I Love Lucy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Insert Reagan audio clip: "...tear down this wall!"

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