Sistine Chapel

Who gets a seat?

By Bishop Ann Svennungsen I actually met the Pope this year! In preparing my synod assembly report, I reviewed last year’s pictures and was delighted to see the one with Archbishop Bernard Hebda from St. Paul, Bishop Peter Bartimeaus from Nigeria, and myself visiting with Pope Francis. We were the key religious leaders accompanying a [...]

Hope in Togetherness

By Bishop Ann Svennungsen My husband has gotten a record number of “likes” for his Facebook post that includes a picture of me shaking hands with Pope Francis. It was on Reformation Day 2018, a remarkable, once-in-a-lifetime experience for me. Probably even more emotionally moving was the gift of accompanying the “Together in Hope” choir [...]