Pope jokes in ecumenical meeting: Who is better - Catholics or Lutherans? *ROME REPORTS in English
The pope met in the Vatican with this group of Catholics and German Lutherans who have traveled to Rome together.
The pope had the scarf for Catholic pilgrims, and it was symbolically tied to the one worn by Lutherans, so he wore both at the same time. Later, the pope held this funny dialogue with them, where they tried to trip him up with "trick questions."
"One important element of this meeting is the anticipation of the spirit with which Pope Francis will travel to Sweden in late October, for the start of the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation." [Boldface type in original.]
Source: "Pope jokes in ecumenical meeting: Who is better - Catholics or Lutherans?" Rome Reports, Oct 13, 2016. http://www.romereports.com/2016/10/13/pope-jokes-in-ecumenical-meeting-who-is-better-catholics-or-lutherans.
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