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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

Islam's reformers? (AP)

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

Pope Francis greets members of the Lutheran World Federation (Photo: CNS)

Pope says the two sides must ‘confront the historical reality of the Reformation’

'We think of Henry VIII and the destruction of the monasteries, but that was not the end of the destruction, it marked the beginning'

A new exhibition at Tate Britain highlights the scale of destruction to artworks in the Tudor period – a staggering amount of books and music were also destroyed

Pope Francis receives a book from Dr Nikolaus Schneider

Dr Nikolaus Schneider hopeful for joint celebration of the anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

Pope Francis receives the gift of a book from Dr Schneider yesterday (CNS)

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Benedict XVI releases a dove during yesterday's Angelus address (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/01/13

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Kenneth Clark presents Civilisation in 1969

In 200 years a latter-day Kenneth Clark might look on our society as a singular historical period that has passed away

Ramsgate treasures saved for Church

Monstrance and chalice among items that will be returned to Pugin’s church in Ramsgate

President Christian Wulff, right, and Chancellor Angela Merkel welcome Benedict XVI at Tegel airport this morning (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

His trip to Germany this week is his first foray as Pope outside Germany’s Catholic strongholds