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Bull Decet Romanem Pontificem excommunicates Luther

The bull officially excommunicating Luther, Decet Romanem Pontificem, was drafted on January 3, 1521, but as a mere formality. The previous bull threatening Luther’s excommunication, Exurge Domine, gave him sixty days to recant in person in Rome. On the sixtieth … Continue reading

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Bull “Exsurge Domine” proclaimed in Rome

The bull threatening Luther with excommunication, Exsurge Domine (“Arise, O Lord”), was published on June 15, 1520. It represented the culmination of several precipitating factors. First, the initial charges against Luther demanding that he recant of his opinions in the … Continue reading

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