PRESENTER: Should Bonhoeffer be regarded as a Protestant Saint?
ARCHBISHOP: What makes it an interesting question is that he himself says in one of his very last letters to survive, that he doesn’t want to be a saint; he wants to be a believer. In other words he doesn’t want to be some kind of, as he might put it, detached holy person. He wants to show what faith means in every day life. So I think in the wider sense, yes he’s a saint; he’s a person who seeks to lead an integrated life, loyal to God, showing God’s life in the world. A saint in the conventional sense? Well, he wouldn’t have wanted to be seen in that way.
In memoriam Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Martyred this day (9 April 1945), on the orders of Adolf Hitler, at the Flossenbürg concentration camp. Requiescat in pace. pic.twitter.com/FlgLTMRyTW
— Mark Lindsay (@mlindsay_mark) April 8, 2019