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After 500 years, Europe’s Reformation scars have all but healed, study finds

Pew Research Center says theological differences have disappeared to degree that might have shocked Christians in past
Martin Luther’s writings triggered religious, political, intellectual and cultural upheaval in the 16th century. Photograph: Ullstein Bild via Getty Images

Five centuries after the Reformation triggered a series of long and bloody religious wars across Europe, modern-day Protestants and Catholics believe they have more in common theologically than they do differences, and most would be willing to accept each other as neighbours and family members.

“Theological differences that split western Christianity in the 1500s have diminished to a degree that might have shocked Christians in

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