The evangelical pastor in Madrid thanked his “Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ”. His son’s reactions following the ceremony from home became viral on social media.
(Activate youtube subtitles for English). Watch the reactions of mayor Antonio Muñoz and evangelical representatives at the event held in the Sourthern Spanish city on 13 April.
The Mayor of Seville received the Spanish news website Protestante Digital prize, which celebrates coexistence. A hundred people attended an emotional event.
The award goes in its fourteenth edition to the Seville City Council. The city promotes a touristic route of Protestant history and has named several streets after Evangelical women.
The project, offered by the Evangelical Council to show the impact of Reformed faith in theSpanish city, received full support from the authorities.
The Christian ship Logos Hope, with a crew of 60 nationalities and over 5,000 titles on board, also hosts cultural activities and social aid programmes.
Streets and squares in the city will be named after women such as Isabel de Baena and Francisca de Chaves, tortured by the Spanish Inquisition.
The Andalusian town of Santiponce where the first translator to the Bible into Spanish worked, honoured the persecuted Reformer: “To tolerance and freedom”.
They are accused of forcing 52 immigrants to work for endless days without food or water at high temperatures.
On the 500th anniversary of his birth, Andalusian evangelicals and authorities “remember, not only Casiodoro de Reina, but all those who contributed to have the Bible in Spanish”.
The Office of Culture and Heritage will invest more than 4 million euros in the recovery of the San Isidoro del Campo monastery, where the first translation of the Bible into Spanish began.
Evangelicals from churches in the region gathered for a March for Jesus and a Gospel music concert in the city centre.