John III of Sweden unofficially becomes Catholic (52 words)

Historical Context Note

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John III of Sweden moves towards embracing the Catholic faith. A devoted theologian, John believed it was possible to synthesise Lutheranism and Catholicism, and introduced to Swedish church practice a liturgy of his own devising, 'the Red Book', which reinstated some of the features that had been swept away in the Reformation.

Editors. "John III of Sweden unofficially becomes Catholic". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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