Pope heads to Sweden to commemorate Martin Luther
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis goes to Sweden
on Monday to help start commemorations of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's Reformation, a trip that has won him praise from Lutherans but criticism from Catholic conservatives. Martin Luther, a German, ...
Questions and answers about Pope Francis' visit to Sweden
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Stockholm • Pope Francis is traveling to Sweden
to join Lutheran leaders for a joint commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The anniversary of monk Martin Luther's challenge to Catholic dogma may not seem like an event to ...
'Winter is coming' next week, Swedish meteorologists say
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“It looks as if winter will be here for real,” Nils Holmqvist, a meteorologist working for national broadcaster SVT said on Sunday, saying central Sweden
is likely to get most of the snowfall which is forecast for early next week. “It's possible that ...
Pope tweets 'unity' message ahead of Sweden visit
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The service in Lund, in southern Sweden
, will take place exactly one year before the 500th anniversary of German monk Martin Luther nailing his famous written protest against the Church's abuses of its power to the door of a church in Wittenberg. The ...
Foreign students and graduates thrive in Sweden
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A new study by the Swedish Higher Education Authority, or UKÄ, shows that 79% of those with a foreign degree who supplemented their qualifications with additional studies in Sweden
were established in the labour force three years after having completed ...
WATCH: Sweden's Cloie Syquia Skarne in Miss Earth Q&A
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MANILA – Sweden's
Cloie Syquia Skarne finished in the top eight of the Miss Earth 2016 pageant which was held at the Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday. While she may have not won the title, Skarne was able to share during the semi-finals ...
Pope heads to Sweden, where Catholics thrive after 500 years
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In this photo taken on Oct. 13, 2016, Pope Francis passes by a statue portraying Martin Luther as he arrives for an audience with Lutheran pilgrims at the Vatican. Pope Francis travels to Sweden
next week to commemorate the split in Western ...
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Sweden (/ˈswiːdən/ SWEE-dən; Swedish: Sverige [ˈsværjɛ] listen ), officially the Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish: Konungariket Sverige ), is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the third-largest country in the European Union by area, with a total population of over 9.9 million. Sweden consequently has a low population density of 21 inhabitants per square kilometre (54/sq mi), with the highest concentration in the southern half of the country. Approximately 85% of the population lives in urban areas.Germanic peoples have inhabited Sweden since prehistoric times, emerging into history as the Geats/Götar and Swedes/Svear and constituting the sea peoples known as the Norsemen. Southern Sweden is predominantly agricultural, while the north is heavily forested. Sweden is part of the geographical area of Fennoscandia. The climate is in general very mild for its northerly latitude due to significant maritime influence, that in spite of this still retains warm continental summers. Today, Sweden is a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, with a monarch as head of state. The capital city is Stockholm, which is also the most populous city in the country. Legislative power is vested in the 349-member unicameral Riksdag. Executive power is exercised by the government chaired by the prime minister. Sweden is a unitary state, currently divided into 21 counties and 290 municipalities.Sweden emerged as an independent and unified country during the Middle Ages. In the 17th century, it expanded its territories to form the Swedish Empire, which became one of the great powers of Europe until the early 18th century. Swedish territories outside the Scandinavian Peninsula were gradually lost during the 18th and 19th centuries, ending with the annexation of present-day Finland by Russia in 1809. The last war in which Sweden was directly involved was in 1814, when Norway was militarily forced into personal union. Since then, Sweden has been at peace, maintaining an official policy of neutrality in foreign affairs. The union with Norway was peacefully dissolved in 1905, leading to Sweden's current borders. Though Sweden was formally neutral through both world wars, Sweden engaged in humanitarian efforts, such as taking in refugees from German-occupied Europe.After the end of the Cold War, Sweden joined the European Union on 1 January 1995, but declined NATO membership, as well as Eurozone membership following a referendum. It is also a member of the United Nations, the Nordic Council, Council of Europe, the World Trade Organization and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Sweden maintains a Nordic social welfare system that provides universal health care and tertiary education for its citizens. It has the world's eighth-highest per capita income and ranks highly in numerous metrics of national performance, including quality of life, health, education, protection of civil liberties, economic competitiveness, equality, prosperity and human development.