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Vatican, Lutheran officials call for joint study of Augsburg Confession

September 21, 2023

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CWN Editor's Note: Cardinal Kurt Koch, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, and Rev. Anne Burghardt, head of the Lutheran World Federation, called for a joint Catholic-Lutheran reflection on the Augsburg Confession (1530).

The Confession’s 28 articles, drafted principally by Philipp Melanchthon, are the basic statement of Lutheran faith.

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