Saturday, April 19, 2008
Lutheran Bishop among those who greet the Pope
Pope to Lead Prayer Service at Manhattan Parish This article announcing yesterday's prayer service at St. Joseph's Church in Manhattan, New York, was posted on this particular news source's website on April 1, 2008, and lists national and local church and religious leaders who were invited to personally greet the Pope. Bishop Benke, President of the Atlantic District, LCMS, is listed here and was there to greet Pope Benedict XVI. Having religious and church leaders greet other visiting church and religious leaders is common protocol and it is encouraging that the Missouri Synod agreed to be represented in this way and that the Bishop was there to greet the Pope.