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500 Years After The Reformation, 1 in 5 Germans Support Unification Of Catholic And Protestant Churches

 

christiantoday.com   2.16.2017  Joseph Hartropp

In Germany, where the Protestant Reformation began 500 years ago, the Protestant and Catholic Churches are making a show of unity. One in five German Protestants would support unification with the Roman Catholic Church.

New efforts have been made to emphasise and encourage unity between Protestant and Catholics in Germany, according to Evangelical Focus. In September last year, the highest authorities of both Churches signed a document in which they pledged to make the 500th anniversary of the Reformation an ecumenical year in which Protestants and Catholics would 'confess Jesus Christ together'.