Christians are rediscovering a monk who was a Catholic, a reformer, a figure around whom much unity in faith is being re-forged, comments Bishop of Down and Connor, Noel Treanor.
“He looked at the Church around him and saw that it was full of superstitions like the buying and selling of indulgences, cheap ways of getting into heaven" - Augustinian Fr Gabriel Daly.
Ireland’s largest Catholic third level college will host a major conference on Martin Luther and his relationship with the Catholic Church next week.
“It would have been unimaginable to our parents’ generation to think that the Pope would be joining in the 500th commemoration of Martin Luther,” says bishop of Limerick, Brendan Leahy.
“We have the opportunity to mend a critical moment of our history by moving beyond the controversies and disagreements that have often prevented us from understanding one another” – Pope Francis.
Unique ecumenical document - ‘Declaration on the Way: Church, Ministry and Eucharist’ - marks a pathway towards greater visible unity between two Churches.
German Protestant Church's special envoy for 500th anniversary of Reformation says Churches have to see the creative power of confessional difference.