The Fight For Europe

On June 7, 1982, President Reagan and Pope John Paul II met in the Vatican library to discuss, among other things, the threat of Communism. Though it was their first meeting, they spent 50 minutes talking together. There they decided to commit their resources “to destabilizing the Polish government and keeping the outlawed Solidarity movement alive after the declaration of martial law in 1981.” Bernstein, Carl, Time Magazine, February 24, 1992 (more…)

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Vatican Conference On Martin Luther

From March 29 to March 31, 2017, a conference titled, “Luther: 500 Years Later: A rereading of the Lutheran Reformation in its historic ecclesial context” took place at the Vatican. It was sponsored by the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences. Pope Francis was on hand to greet the participants on March 31.

The conference was an ecumenical get-together in preparation for the commemoration of the nailing of Luther’s 95 theses to Wittenberg Castle Church door by the World Lutheran Federation and the Roman Catholic Church. (more…)

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