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  • Vatican issues stamp featuring Martin Luther for Reformation anniversary

    Vatican issues stamp featuring Martin Luther for Reformation anniversary

    • Nov 26, 2017

    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

  • Catholics praise BBC miniseries for balanced approach to Gunpowder Plot

    Catholics praise BBC miniseries for balanced approach to Gunpowder Plot

    • Nov 7, 2017

    The BBC production of “Gunpowder,” centers on the Gunpowder Plot’s mastermind, Robert Catesby, played by “Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington. In 1605, militant Catholics attempted to blow up King James I and his parliament. In a pamphlet reprinted in 2016, England’s Catholic Church adamantly denied any clergy were involved in the plot and insisted Catholics had all “vehemently condemned and repudiated the crime.”

  • Reformation at 500: Christians see they are brothers, sisters, pope says

    Reformation at 500: Christians see they are brothers, sisters, pope says

    • Oct 26, 2017

    Pope Francis met with a delegation from the Church of Scotland at the Vatican on Thursday, just four days before Reformation Sunday, which was to mark the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg Castle church. Posting the theses, formally called the “Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences,” sparked the Protestant Reformation.

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