December 4 1563 – The Council of Trent Comes to a Close After 18 Years

December 4 1563 – The Council of Trent Comes to a Close After 18 Years5 (100%) 2 votes *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Almost five decades after Martin Luther launched the Reformation with Ninety-Five Theses on the door of Wittenberg Church, the Council of Trent — the exhaustive Roman Catholic response to his charges — concluded with a final session on December 4, 1563. With years of fighting amongst Christians and a widening divide, bishops from all over Europe gathered for an ecumenical council that would define the Counter-Reformation and Catholic practice for centuries to come. Though Martin Luther had made his voice heard on October 31, 1517, it took 28 […]