Stuttgart- Tens of thousands of people took part in a massive outdoor religious service in Stuttgart on Sunday, to mark the end of the German Protestant Church’s special Kirchentag Congress.
President of the Central Committee of German Catholics, Alois Glueck, said that 95,000 people attended Sunday’s open-air service held at the Cannstatter Wasen festival site on the banks of the River Neckar.
Many of the worshippers wore their special red and white scarves, a familiar feature of the Stuttgart townscape since the festival began on Wednesday.
The guest speaker, Pastor Nora Steen used part of her sermon to address the world’s current migrant crises.
“There is a place for every human being on this earth
“Let us not stop in the search for peace and justice for everyone,’’ she said.
Other speakers also called on worshippers to be active in the cause of peace and justice.
The Kirchentag Congress is held in Germany every two years, drawing Christians from around the country to discuss a wide variety of topics including theological, social and political themes. (dpa/NAN)