As we wrote below some time ago, the Times story “Vatican to rehabilitate Luther” was a load of nonsense.
However, we were mildly excited at the prospect of Luther being the topic for the Pope’s Schulerkreis this year.
So it is a little disappointing to discover that there was not even this grain of truth in the Times story.
Vatican officials told CNS News that “the topic of the pope’s annual summer gathering of former students this year has not yet been decided” and that “of the two topics under consideration, Luther is not one of them”. What a pity.