By: Bishop Patrick Streiff, Central Conference of Central and Eastern Europe Nobody suspected what the child Franz Werner Schäfer, born on March 10th, 1921 near Basel would one day become. He grew up in simple working class surroundings. His parents were active in helping people in trouble and in working towards more justice in the world. His father’s side of the family had distanced themselves from the church, however, and it was only as a twelve-year-old that Franz Schäfer reluctantly accepted the invitation to attend the Methodist Sunday school in Birsfelden, where his family lived at the time. Franz Schäfer wanted to
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