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Martin Luther
Question from R. Pinion on 10-18-2007:

Recently I heard that, when Martin Luther was on his deathbed, Luther asked for a Catholic priest to confess to for starting the Protestant Reformation. Is this an urban legend?

Thanks in advance!

Answer by Catholic Answers on 10-18-2007:

R. Pinion--

Unless the person who told you this story can produce evidence to substantiate it, I recommend treating it as a pious legend.

Michelle Arnold
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