The new Secretary General of the World Evangelical Alliance, Bishop Thomas Schirrmacher, talks in an interview with the “Tagespost” about his ecumenical relationship with Pope Francis, about Christian mission and how he met persecuted Christians as a child.
We are grateful to Prof. Dr. Schirrmacher for answering our questions. He is known as somebody who is prepared to give offense, if appropriate. He is known to me primarely for his struggle for persecuted Christians in all the world. His open-minded attitude towards ecumenism, however, has also brought much criticism upon him. He is furthermore known as an author of numerous publications, among them his famous standard work: “Ethics”.