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Rievaulx Abbey in North Yorkshire (PA)

Lucy Beckett’s conversion to Catholicism helped inspire her novel about the Reformation

A baptism at the Catholic cathedral in Stockholm (AP)

His visit should not make us gloss over the very real issues facing both Catholics and Protestants

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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 at this morning's audience with a pilgrimage of Catholics and Lutherans from Germany (CNS)

The Pope told pilgrims that the sin Jesus condemns most is hypocrisy

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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

Pope Francis with Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi at yesterday's press conference (AP)

The Pope spoke to reporters on his flight back to Rome from Armenia

The Pope Emeritus prepares to greet Pope Francis during the opening of the Holy Door of St Peter's Basilica (CNS photo/Stefano Spaziani, pool)

The splintering of Protestantism is the best advert for a pope ever devised

Pope Francis greets retired Pope Benedict XVI prior to the opening of the Holy Door of Saint Peter's Basilica (CNS photo/Maurizio Brambatti, EPA)

The Pope Emeritus has given a rare interview to Fr Jacques Servais