The Church of Sweden previously sparked controversy by proclaiming Greta Thunberg “Jesus’s Successor”.
Yesterday, the church bells across Malmö, Sweden’s third-largest city, rang in support for Greta Thunberg and her global climate strike.
This was done as a token of support for the ‘Fridays for the Future’ climate movement, where thousands of children, inspired by Greta Thunberg’s example, walk away from school to demand immediate climate action from the powers that be.
“In conjunction with the Global Climate Strike, the church bells ring and we gather for a prayer for the future of the Earth. We pray because we believe that man is responsible for managing and nurturing God’s Creation, so that children are given the opportunity for a future.
“We pray because we know that climate change affects the most vulnerable – the poor, children and women. We pray because we believe in man’s ability to change,” the Church of Sweden Malmö explained on its website.
Sofia Tunebro, a priest at St. Paul’s Church, described the perceived climate change as an “existential crisis” where everyone must be involved and contribute.
In 2018, the Church of Sweden sparked controversy by proclaiming Greta Thunberg, already a national celebrity and media darling, “Jesus’ Successor”:
“Announcement! Jesus of Nazareth has now appointed one of his successors, Greta Thunberg”, the Church of Limhamn tweeted.
Kungörelse! Jesus från Nasaret har nu utsett en av sina efterträdare, nämligen Greta Thunberg.🌟
— Limhamns kyrka (@Limhamnskyrka) December 1, 2018
Source: SputnikNews.com (excerpt)