Former US president Barack Obama is to speak at a Protestant church gathering in Berlin next month © AFP Brendan Smialowski

By Oladipupo Mojeed with Agency Report

Former US president Barack Obama will join German Chancellor Angela Merkel to speak at a Protestant church gathering in Berlin in May.

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The organisers confirmed this on Tuesday.

Obama, a regular churchgoer, will participate in a discussion called “Engaged in shaping democracy — taking responsibility at home and in the world” on 25 May at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate.

Church Day celebration

It is part of this year’s Kirchentag (Church Day), which runs from May 24 to 28, and is expected to attract 140,000 visitors.

Co-hosted by the Obama Foundation and Germany’s Evangelische Kirchentag (Protestant Church Day), the event will also feature Reverend Thabo Makgoba, the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town.