Is the Protestant movement over?
A video from Pope Francis calling for Christian unity, played at a gathering of Pentecostal leaders in the US, has provoked considerable comment, but not as much as the video’s introduction.
Bishop Tony Palmer, who is connected with a breakaway Anglican church, is a personal friend of the Pope, and, according to Patheos, recorded the video on his iPhone.
Bishop Palmer pointed to a theological agreement between the Lutheran and Catholic churches in 1999, and asked, tongue in cheek perhaps, whether the Protestant churches had any right to exist.
The video has provoked considerable comment by other Christian leaders – some positive and others less so.