If only he’d stuck with the Lutherans…
When the Pastor couldn’t make it:
Francis reveals he once led a Lutheran Service
On Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, “Pope” Francis (Jorge Bergoglio) received the Rev. Michael Jonas in a private audience. Although his nationality is German, Jonas is the pastor of the Evangelical-Lutheran community in Rome, a post he’s held since 2018. Most of the roughly 500 members there are or speak German, the language of Martin Luther.
The main reason for the meeting between the two non-Catholics was to discuss the difficulties encountered by the churches in a secularized Europe, according to the Novus Ordo site domradio.de