Pope Risks Traditionalist Anger with Martin Luther Commemoration
Newsmax 5 hours ago
Risking the ire of Catholic traditionalists, Pope Francis is to take part in a joint Catholic-Lutheran service in Sweden in October marking the start of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's anti-Catholic Reformation. The service will take place in the southern Swedish city of Lund on Oct. 31, the Vatican said. Lund is where the Lutheran World Federation was founded in 1947. Luther, a German, is credited with starting the Protestant Reformation in 1517 with writing 95 theses - famously said to have been nailed to a church door in Wittenberg - criticising the Catholic Church for selling forgiveness from sins for money. It led to a violent, often political schism throughout Europe and Christianity, ...