"Vatican Cardinal refuses to celebrate the upcoming 2017 500th anniversary of the Reformation" (Angelqueen, June 20, 2012).
[The] head of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Cardinal Kurt Koch refuses to celebrate the anniversary of the Reformation. According to the Cardinal, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation – the events that split the Catholic church can not be called a holiday. According to German site Kirchensite.de, Koch categorizes the date of coming as a “remembrance of the Reformation”.
“We can not celebrate sin” – said the cardinal, and added that he was aware of the fact that after this speech can be branded “anti-ecumenical”.
Related: Michael Voris (ChurchMilitant.TV, June 27, 2012).