the bosch - Pastor Geertjan van Rossem of Saint John in Den Bosch received applause on Saturday for his participation in the much-discussed ecumenical celebration at the beginning of Pink Saturday. The prayer service Saturday morning was in the Protestant Great Church in Den Bosch, because Bishop Gerard de Korte had withdrawn the permission to keep those in St. John because of protests from priests and believers.
Van Rossem said he had hoped that the service in St. John could take place. 'Unfortunately, that should not be the case. 'Despite the many requests, the bishop did not attend the Great Church, but the plea told him that he had full support from him to lead the' pink 'service.
The pastor explained in an explanation that the opposition fears that St. John would be abused during a pink celebration for a demonstration. A protest would affect the sacred character of the bishop's church, he explained.
The Great Church was too small to offer to all believers on Saturday. There were prayers for the homosexual community and attention for anti-homosexuality and intolerance.
A girl had decorated the outside of St. John's Saturday morning with rainbow flags. Pink candles were the only sign of Pink Saturday in the cathedral.
Pink Saturday is this year in Den Bosch and Oss. All day long festivities are planned.