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Pope Francis prays during a visit to the Lutheran church in Rome last November (AP)

A leap across the great divide

Thanks to astonishing ecumenical advances, Catholics can recognise – and even give thanks for – the witness of Martin Luther

Pope Francis prays during a visit to the Lutheran church in Rome in 2015 (AP)

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Pope Francis waves to pilgrims gathered in St Peter's Square for the Angelus (AP)

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, Pope Francis and Orthodox Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Francis believes the moment is ‘supremely important’ for Christian witness, says Bishop Farrell

Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, will visit the Vatican (AP)

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Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis pose for photos at the beginning of their meeting (CNS)

‘I felt an interior joy that truly came from the Lord,’ the Pope tells reporters

Pope Francis salutes as he arrives to meet Evangelical Christian pastor Giovanni Traettino last year (Photo: AP)

Francis says the communion of martyrs is the ‘greatest sign of our journeying together’

Pope Francis said the group was 'witness to the growing understanding and appreciation of the bonds of brotherhood and reconciliation' (CNS)

Holy Father marks 50th anniversary of ecumenical group

Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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Cardinal John Tong Hon walks through St  Peter's Square in March (CNS photo/Dylan Martinez, Reuters)

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