Catholics, Lutherans commemorate Reformation (Pittsburgh, PA)

It was a miracle, Bishop David Zubik said. Despite what has happened over the past 500 years, a commemoration of the Reformation — a great moment of division among Christians — brought many of them together in a sign of repentance.

“We all bear responsibility for the divisions that exist within us, but once we open up to the power and the love of Jesus, then miracles can, in fact, happen,” he said.

The bishop joined Catholic and Lutheran leaders for a “Moleban to the Precious and Life-giving Cross, Lutherans and Catholics on the Way in Southwestern Pennsylvania — An Evening of Repentance,” April 4 at St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cathedral in Munhall. A moleban is a prayer service of supplication or thanksgiving.

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