Brussels, Belgium, Oct 31, 2017 / 15:22 pm
A group of Catholics who were reciting the rosary were removed Saturday from the Brussels cathedral on the grounds that they were disturbing a service celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
The United Protestant Church in Belgium was hosting the event with the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting the 95 Theses to the door of Wittenberg Castle – a gesture which led to Luther's eventual schism from the Catholic Church.
Steven Fuit, president of the UPCB, spoke at the event, saying it was an ecumenical service and noting that "our unity essentially derives from respecting differences."
"Our individuality and our unity consist not in the passive acceptance of diversity," Fuit said, according to the Catholic Herald.