Published April 28, 2005
In the April 14 issue of The Georgia Bulletin, the article entitled “Pope Praised for Ecumenical, Interfaith Dialogue” stated that the Lutheran-Catholic “joint declaration on the doctrine of justification” was signed in 1999 in Augsburg, Germany, where disagreement over that issue by monk Martin Luther sparked the Protestant Reformation in 1517. In 1517 Luther posted his 95 Theses in protest of the selling of indulgences on the door of the castle church in Wittenberg, Germany. In 1530 he confirmed the Augsburg Confession of Augsburg, Germany, effectively establishing the Lutheran Church, and in 1555 the Peace of Augsburg arrangement was made.
In addition, the article misspelled the name of Dr. Manfred Hoffmann, professor-emeritus of the Candler School of Theology at Emory University.