The biggest news by far that year was on November 9th when the Berlin Wall came tumbling down, literally overnight.
THE RED CARPET
The Church exists partly to fulfill Christ’s mission of removing the heavy burden of inequality and social, political and economic injustice so that people can live their lives in full.
The Church in Rome must have had a particular role to play in bearing witness to Jesus and his Upside-Down Empire – an empire of love and justice that stood in contrast to the selfishness and violence of the wider culture. I believe that there is need for such a witness today in the new Rome.