The LCMS Board of Directors met Aug. 26 in St. Louis.
Hear from Dr. Päivi Räsänen, a Lutheran member of the Finnish Parliament who is facing prosecution for writing on the Christian view of marriage.
The consecration took place amid persecution from the Finnish government stemming from Pohjola’s endorsement of a 2004 booklet written by Dr. Päivi Räsänen, a medical doctor and longstanding member of the Finnish parliament.
Two Finnish leaders are being prosecuted for articulating the historic Christian teaching on human sexuality.
The decision came during the Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese of Finland’s annual meeting, held on Nov. 14, 2020.
Some 60 participants from Europe and the United States gather for the conference Feb. 12-14 in the Czech Republic.