Italian: Chiesa evangelica luterana
Christuskirche in 2008
|Denomination||Lutheran Evangelical Church in Italy|
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, 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 and Protestant Reformer.
- John Paul II (11 December 1983). "Während des Ökumenisches Treffen mit der evangelisch-lutherischen Gemeinde von Rom" (in German). The Holy See. Archived from the original on 29 July 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
- Anita Ekberg, mercoledì i funerali nella chiesa evangelica luterana, Corriere di Roma, January 11, 2015.
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