Springfield bishop sees closer Lutheran-Catholic ties

An interfaith prayer service led by Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski, of the Roman Catholic Springfield diocese, and the Rev. Lauren Holm, pastor of Bethesda Lutheran Church, will be held to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m., at St. Michael’s Cathedral.It was on Oct. 31, 1517 that Catholic theologian Martin Luther is said to have nailed his 95 theses, or criticisms of Church practices and beliefs, to the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, an action that would come to split Western Christianity. The Second Vatican Council started the Catholic Church’s efforts to address some of the divisions with Protestant denominations, of which the Lutheran Church is the oldest.


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