The Church of Sweden will have to start selling its real estate, suggested research which shows the liberal, left-wing church “will lose well over one million members within a 10-year period”.
Börje Holgersson, chairman of the church council of Lima-Transtrand in Västerås — one of the worst affected by the collapse in church membership — said that the parish “simply can’t afford to make ends meet”.
With around six million baptised members, the Church of Sweden is the largest Lutheran denomination in Europe, in large part thanks to the fact that, until 1996, newborn babies were automatically given membership unless actively cancelled by their parents.
There is a Lack of Christianity in the Church of Sweden https://t.co/VYswUWCGRA pic.twitter.com/qdVXMZyuQx — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) September 24, 2016
The world’s first openly lesbian bishop, Brunne suggested clergy mark the direction of Mecca so as to make church a more welcoming place for Muslim guests, whom she referred to as “angels”.
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