- Oct 21, 2020
A German appeals court on Tuesday rejected a Jewish man’s bid to force the removal of a 700-year-old anti-Semitic statue from a church where Martin Luther once preached.
A court in eastern Germany indicated Tuesday that it will likely reject a Jewish man’s bid to force the removal of an ugly remnant of centuries of anti-Semitism from a church where Martin Luther once preached.
Judith Flanders, author and scholar of 19th-century history, says, “Anything you think you know about Christmas is wrong.”
In another sign of the Vatican’s positive approach to marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant reformation, the Vatican’s Philatelic and Numismatic Office on Nov. 23 released a postage stamp featuring Martin Luther and one of his closest collaborators. The stamp features Luther and Philip Melanchthon, considered the first systematic
“We have to keep finding ways to respect each other and pray with each other,” Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston, said. “We need to continue moving forward and strengthening our relationships with each other so we can work together in deeper faith.” The bishop was speaking at a joint service with Lutherans to mark the Reformation’s 500th anniversary.
The president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity spoke at a conference in Washington before Catholic and Lutheran leaders, and encouraged them to strive to understand each other and consider Martin Luther within his historical context.