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Martin Luther by Lucas Cranach the Elder. German bishops said he was a ‘Gospel witness’ (CNS)

In a new report Germany’s bishops say the 500th anniversary of the Reformation must involve repentance on both sides

Tributes at the city hall entrance close to the home of Father Jacques Hamel (AP)

Fr Hamel told his parishioners to aim for sanctity, pointing to the example of the Martin family

Orthdox worshippers gather round candles stuck to jars of honey, arranged as a Holy Cross, during Mass for the 'sanctification of honey' at a church near Sofia in 2012 (AP)

During a recent trip to Bulgaria, I discovered a people in need of pastoral care, not theological squabbling

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, left, and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill (AP Photo)

For some even the slightest change in relations with Rome will end up with tradition being swept away

Justin Welby and Cardinal Vincent Nichols

The two leaders have previously spoken of their ‘implicit trust in each other’

Justin Welby and Cardinal Vincent Nichols

Bishops are to ask Catholics to join an Anglican week of prayer

Pope Francis leads ecumenical vespers at the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls in 2014 (CNS)

Churches should work together on points of common agreement not strive for the impossible

Pope Francis (AP)

The Pope met Patriarch Mathias of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church at the Vatican on Monday

Patriarch Kirill will be trying to push Constantinople further into the shade (Photo: AP)

Francis is walking into a Russian minefield

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The meeting between the Pope and Patriarch Kirill is unprecedented, but the Russian Orthodox leader will come armed with his own political agenda

UN soldiers from Argentina wave to Pope Francis as he arrives for the general audience (AP)

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