Jul 18, 2017


The Christuskirche is a Lutheran Evangelical church in Rome. It was built between 1910 and 1922 under direction of architect Franz Heinrich Schwechten, who also responsible for the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche in Berlin.

On 11 December 1983, Pope John Paul II visited the church and participated in an ecumenical service,[1] the first papal visit ever to a Lutheran church. The visit took place 500 years after the birth of Martin Luther, the German Augustinian monk who initiated the Lutheran reformation.

On January 14, 2015, Swedish actress Anita Ekberg's funeral Mass was held at Christuskirche.

(From Wikipedia)

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