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Why did the church excommunicate Luther in 1521?

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Why did the church excommunicate Luther in 1521?

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Martin Luther initiated the Protestant Reformation in 1517 with the publication of his Ninety-five Theses. This document laid out his objections to the practices and beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church.

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