- Nov 24, 2020
Perhaps Pope Francis could publicly entrust both ecumenism and integration of migrants and refugees to Mary, Untier of Knots, and encourage prayer to Mary under that title on both fronts.
Art historian Elizabeth Lev makes the case that it was the art produced after the Protestant Reformation that helped save the Catholic faith.
When Pope Francis travels to Geneva on Thursday, the Pope of a “culture of encounter” will facilitate an “encounter of churches,” in an effort to promote Christian unity.
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
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.”
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.