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Under Henry VIII, libraries were gutted (PA)

The great Tudor Bible myth

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To this day many believe that the Catholic Church refused to give people the Bible and religious instruction in English

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

An altarpiece in St Martin’s Cathedral, Utrecht, defaced in the 16th-century

Get thee from the nunnery

The Reformation may have caused women’s religious roles to be set back centuries

Ordinations at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville, Tennessee (CNS)

The true history of celibacy

The debate on married priests is damaged by myth-making. History shows that married men, if ordained, had to live continently

Pope makes forthright remarks about state of the Church