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Archbishop of Canterbury to apologize for violence of Protestant Reformation

January 16, 2017

The Archbishop of Canterbury will issue a statement this week apologizing for the violence that followed the Protestant Reformation.

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Dr. Justin Welby, who has sought to strengthen ties with the Catholic Church, will express regret for violence and persecution against Catholics, the Church of England indicated. His statement comes amid worldwide observations marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.


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  • Posted by: stpetric - Jan. 17, 2017 10:49 AM ET USA

    How about returning some of the churches, cathedrals, and monasteries that were "appropriated" back then?