October 28, 2016


The Pope Commemorates The Reformation That Split Western Christianity (Sylvia Poggioli, 10/28/16, NPR Morning edition)

Last June, Pope Francis went so far as to praise Luther -- once deemed a heretic by the Catholic Church -- as a great reformer.

On his flight back to Rome from Armenia, the pope told reporters: "The church was not a role model, there was corruption, there was worldliness, there was greed, and lust for power. He protested against this. And he was an intelligent man."

There are three remaining areas of division: the question of the Universal Church and papal primacy; the priesthood, which includes women in the Lutheran church; and the nature of the Eucharist or Holy Communion.

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