- Aug 3, 2020
Many of the fundamental historical questions surrounding the Protestant Reformation remain open, and one little-known 16th century Italian scholar might be a key to finding answers. Onofrio Panvinio was an Augustinian friar who traveled across Italy to search out the documentation surrounding the history of the papacy.
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
At a recent meeting of priests in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Archbishop of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia, spoke about what lessons could be learned in the United States from the Church in Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom. He also said the Church in America has reason to hope, because the people in the pews haven’t wavered in their faith.
Although he made no reference to the issue of the Eucharist, Francis in Sweden has issued some of the most positive language ever used by a pope to describe Martin Luther and his beliefs.
Pope Francis’s decision to stay on in Sweden an extra day following next Monday’s Reformation commemoration in order to say Mass with the local Church will be a spur to overcome remaining divisions, according to the general-secretary of the World Lutheran Federation.