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Under Henry VIII, libraries were gutted (PA)

The great Tudor Bible myth

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

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

Pope Francis prays during a visit to the Lutheran church in Rome last November (AP)

A leap across the great divide

Thanks to astonishing ecumenism advances, Catholics can recognise – and even give thanks for – the witness of Martin Luther

29 July

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People venerate relics of St. Therese of Lisieux at the National Shrine of Walsingham (CNS)

What in the end is the point of relics?

To hate relics is to hate the historicity of the Incarnation