Martin Luther in Rome: Piazza Martin Lutero in the Eternal centre

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"Lutero voleva rinnovare la Chiesa, non dividerla" "Luther wanted to renew the Church, not to divide it" (Pope Francis to the Finnish Lutheran delegation, 19th January 2017) We leave theology to theologians, what interests us here is spatial and central: the Piazza Martin Lutero near the Colosseum, in the centre of Rome. Ironically enough Luther was not exactly interested in immortalising himself in space, and was against every kind of cult of personality. Yet today his name adorns many featu...

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