NUUK IN ICELAND
In November, a Pietà from the Protestant Lutheran Wellingsbüttel Church found a new home in the Catholic Christ the King Church in Nuuk with the help of the Bonifatiuswerk. It was blessed on 25th November. The parishioners are very grateful for the generous gift.
The artistic depiction of Mary with the body of Jesus in her lap is rather rare in a Protestant church. It was on loan from Hella Ahrens, a parishioner of the Protestant community of Wellingsbüttel. Her father had the Pietà made 40 years ago in Val Gardena in South Tyrol.
When the parish wanted to pass on the Pietà, they learned that the Catholic parish of Christ the King in Greenland was looking for a Pietà. The parish belongs to the Diocese of Copenhagen and comprises only 300 Catholics who live all over the island. The transport costs to Nuuk, the capital of Greenland and location of the Catholic Church, were borne by the Bonifatiuswerk.