Five Centuries After Reformation, Catholic-Protestant Divide in Western Europe Has Faded

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Pope Benedict XVI embraces with the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams (L) in Westminster Abbey during a service of evening prayer on September 17, 2010 in London. (Photo by Richard Pohle/WPA Pool/Getty Images)

As Protestants prepare to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, a new Pew Research Center survey finds that the prevailing view among Catholics and Protestants in Western Europe is that they are more similar religiously than they are different. And across a continent that once saw long and bloody religious wars, both Protestants and Catholics now overwhelmingly …read more

Source: Pew Research

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