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How Technology Helped Martin Luther Change Christianity

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Pope Francis speaks to Lutheran pilgrims at the Vatican on Oct. 13. The pope is traveling to Lund, Sweden — where the Lutheran World Federation was founded 70 years ago — on Monday to take part in the yearlong commemoration of the Protestant Reformation, launched by Martin Luther in 1517. AP hide caption

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The Pope Commemorates The Reformation That Split Western Christianity

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Tim Kaine's Pastor Describes The Veep Pick's Life As A Devout Catholic

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Pope Francis hugs Sister Carmen Sammut, a missionary sister of Our Lady of Africa, at the Vatican on May 12. The pope said he was willing to create a commission to study whether women can be deacons in the Catholic Church, signaling an openness to letting women serve in ordained ministry currently reserved to men. AP hide caption

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Seizing On Pope's Remarks, Women Meet In Rome To Discuss Female Priesthood

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Pope Francis greets participants in a special audience with members of the International Union of Superiors General on Thursday in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican. L'Osservatore Romano via AP hide caption

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Members of the LGBT community and supporters filled Rome's Piazza Montecitorio on Thursday to celebrate the vote on same-sex civil unions by the Chamber of Deputies. Simona Granati/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Pope Francis at his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square on Wednesday. On Friday he released a post-synodal apostolic exhortation called "Amoris Laetitia," or "The Joy of Love." Andrew Medichini/AP hide caption

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Giles A. Schinelli, Robert J. D'Aversa and Anthony M. Criscitelli were charged with conspiracy and child endangerment for allowing a friar who was a known sexual predator to continue working with children. Office Of The Pennsylvania Attorney General hide caption

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Pope Francis will meet Patriarch Kirill in Cuba, in a historic step to heal the 1,000-year schism that has divided the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches. Andrew Medichini and Ivan Sekretarev/AP hide caption

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Will Cuba Meeting Of Pope And Patriarch Help Heal A 1,000-Year Rift?

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Vincent Nichols, the head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales (left) and Richard Chartres, the Anglican Bishop of London, (right) take Vespers at Hampton Court Palace in southwest London on Tuesday. Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pope Francis Inspires Black Catholics, Despite Complicated Church History On Race

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View of a banner with the portrait of Pope Francis flanked by images of legendary rebels Ernesto 'Che' Guevara (right) and Camilo Cienfuegos (left), in Havana, Cuba, on Friday. Pope Francis will spend more than three days in Cuba starting Saturday before traveling on to the U.S. Alejandro Ernesto/EPA/Landov hide caption

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