Pr. Carl Sonnenschein – apostle of charity
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This text is a draft of Carl Sonnenschein (1876–1929) biography. He was a German Catholic priest, theologian, philosopher, social reformer, charismatic social activist, founder of the Catholic social movement in Germany, the creator of new forms of metropolitan pastoral ministry, the apostle of Berlin, after his death he was called Saint Francis of Berlin. In Poland, his figure is almost unknown. The aim of this article is to bring closer his profile, the climate accompanying his activities and to contribute to the understanding of the aura of fascination and uniqueness, which surrounds not so much his work as a person, so important in the history of the German and universal Catholic Church and also for followers of other religions.
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