Novus Ordo: Archbishop Hebda to preach at prayer service for Reformation’s 500th anniversary
Archbishop Bernard Hebda will represent the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis at an ecumenical prayer service Jan. 22 in recognition of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary.
The prayer service falls during the annual International Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which runs Jan. 18-25.
The Reformation began in 1517 with Martin Luther’s “95 Theses,” a list of topics on which, the author believed, the Catholic Church needed to reform, and which he infamously nailed to a church door in Wittenberg, Germany. A Catholic priest himself, Martin Luther’s document and movement eventually led to his followers splitting from the Catholic Church. Other reformers followed suit during that period in history.
In the centuries following the Reformation, the Catholic Church has continued working with other churches to restore Christian Unity. Pope Francis has echoed that call in recent months.
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