Pope to ‘rehabilitate’ Martin Luther…

It seems, along with the unveiling of a statue to Gallileo, the Pope is due to declare that the former Augustinian priest and progenitor of one of the most successful religious revolutions in modern times. Martin Luther was not a heretic after all. The Irish Times:

Cardinal Walter Kaspar, president of the Vatican’s council for promoting Christian unity, said this week that “we have much to learn from Martin Luther, beginning with the importance he attached to the word of God”. Luther had “anticipated aspects of reform which the church has adopted over time”. Cardinal Kaspar felt this move by the pope would help ecumenical dialogue between the Catholic and Reformed/Protestant churches.

Belated H/T to Charles!