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Kresta in the Afternoon – November 17, 2020 – Hour 1

SEG 4-1 How Sweden’s Leading Protestant Pastor Discovered his Catholic Home (full hour)

Ulf Ekman is no stranger to controversy. As a Lutheran priest in Sweden, he was a leader of a student revival that resulted in his very public separation from the Church of Sweden. He founded Word of Life, a large Pentecostal church that became the first “mega-church” in the country, and he became Sweden’s most prominent Christian leader. But now he and his wife Birgitta have come into full communion with the Catholic Church. They tell us how.

Ulf Ekman

Ulf Ekman founded a large Protestant church in Sweden, which Ulf served as pastor for thirty years. During that time, he travelled extensively in the former Soviet Union, teaching and preaching. He has written more than thirty books, translated into many languages.

Birgitta Ekman

Birgitta Ekman founded a humanitarian work for needy children in India and has written five books for children

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The Catholic Church is back ‘on the spiritual map’ in Sweden: an interview with Ulf and Birgitta Ekman

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