Tens of thousands visit Protestant congress in Berlin

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More than 130,000 people have so far visited the Protestant congress, or Kirchentag, in the German capital, organizers said on Friday, with 140,000 visitors in all expected to have attended the event by the time it ends on Sunday.

This time round, the congress, which takes place every two years, is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. It is seeing events with several prominent figures from both the religious and political world, among them former US President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US philanthropist Melinda Gates and UN envoy Staffan de Mistura.

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