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Martin Luther lived in this building in Wittenberg for most of his adult life

Scott Hendrix has written a scholarly but vivid portrait of a man living through a spiritual crisis

Archbishops and cardinals wait to enter the Vatican Synod Hall (AP)

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (PA)

Umberto Eco famously declared that Macs are Catholic and PCs are Protestant. That analogy can also be applied to the two social media giants shaping the 21st century

Martin Luther's 95 theses began a process that carried millions of people out of communion with the successor of Peter (Photo: CNS)

Plans for an ecumenical Luther 2017 are breaking down. That is no disaster

Cardinal Walter Kasper (CNS)

Catholic Church invited to join commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

Islam's reformers? (AP)

How can we help Islam reform when so many western commentators do not understand Christianity?

St Cajetan (August 7), who wished to reform the Church, and founded the Theatines

Benedict XVI is welcomed by the Rev Nikolaus Schneider, head of the Evangelical Church in Germany (Photo: CNS)

Benedict XVI says it is ‘deeply moving’ for him to meet Lutheran leaders at the monastery where Martin Luther studied

Pope Benedict XVI pictured at the end of an ecumenical prayer gathering at the Augustinian monastery in Erfurt (Photo: PA)

Benedict XVI talks of challenges of secularism and Christian fundamentalism in address to Lutherans

Pope in Germany: address at Martin Luther’s monastery

Full text of Pope’s address at ecumenical prayer gathering