This week in Christian history: Saint confirmed as real, anti-prostitution charity founded, Reformation begins

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German theologian and religious reformer Martin Luther.

Christianity is a faith with a long and extensive history, with numerous events of lasting significance occurring throughout the ages.

Each week brings the anniversaries of impressive milestones, unforgettable tragedies, amazing triumphs, births, deaths, and everything else in between.

Some of the things drawn from over 2 millennia of history might be very familiar to the reader, while other happenings might be previously unknown.

Here are three things that happened this week, Oct. 25-31, in Church history. They include the confirmation of a saint’s historical existence, the establishment of a charity aimed at combating prostitution, and the birth of the Reformation.

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