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Old Pals Meet Again
The biannual congress of Germany’s Protestant church isn’t usually a headline-grabbing event. But this year, as Germany celebrates the 500-year jubilee of the Protestant Reformation, convention organizers decided to go big. So none other than former US President Barack Obama was the congress’s guest of honor in Berlin on Thursday. Chancellor Angela Merkel was visibly delighted to be reunited with Mr. Obama on his first visit to Germany since leaving office in January, and 70,000 enthusiastic viewers attended the event at Brandenburg Gate. “We can’t hide behind a wall,” the former president, a practicing Baptist, told the enraptured audience.