Waldensian Review 129

THE WALDENSIAN REVIEW From the Editor Dear Friends and Supporters, Thank you very much for your constant interest and for your support with thoughts, prayers, and financial help. A BIG THANK YOU also to all the friends who have accepted to be our guest speakers over so many years. Without them we wouldn’t be able to have the annual gathering which is central to all our activities. Please don’t forget to buy calendars, books, look at our website for news and novelties and keep in touch: www.waldensian.org.uk Above all remember that without your donations we won’t be able to support a new minister in training during his/her year in the UK. Our Chairman, Ian Nimmo-Smith, was our representative at Synod in Torre Pellice and enjoyed the experience. We all know that Pope Francis has attended the official opening of the celebrations for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation (1517–2017) in Lund (Sweden) on 31 October, declaring his admiration for Martin Luther. What is not widely known, though, is that Cardinal Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for promoting Christian Unity, on that same day went to Torre Pellice in the heartland of the Waldensian Valleys to visit the Moderator, the Museum and the Waldensian Archive. With joy and pride I’ve learnt that a Waldensian young friend from Bobbio Pellice, Monica Michelin-Salomon, ordained in the Waldensian Church and No. 129 Christmas 2016 Editor: Mrs Erica Scroppo Newbury, 85 St Andrew’s Road, Cambridge cb4 1dh. Telephone 01223-315753, email ericascroppo@hotmail.com