Pope to Protestants: Faith is not something that can be negotiated

Ecumenism and inter-religious dialogue have been key during the pope's trip to Germany. The most symbolic moment was perhaps, his visit to the convent where Martin Luther, the leader of the Protestant Reform, lived from 1505 to 1511.

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What is the point of this gathering? There is only one true faith: The Roman Catholic Faith. Martin Luther was a heretic and left the one true faith, therefore he and his followers were outside the Church founded by Christ. Although Luther was an Augustinian monk and priest does that mean he is more Catholic than one who holds the tradition of the Church? Of course not! The Lutherans asked for certain concessions. I can only imagine what they were. So by the Pontiffs actions (not what he says) … [More]