"Today Our attention is directed to one of the most common of them (abuses), one of the most difficult to eradicate, and the existence of which is sometimes to be deplored in places where everything else is deserving of the highest praise; the beauty and sumptuousness of the temple, the splendor and the accurate performance of the ceremonies, the attendance of the clergy, the gravity and piety of the officiating ministers. Such is the abuse affecting sacred chant and music."- St. Pius X, Pope
These pathetic Romans from Bergoglio on down can honour Luther all they want.
Who's next, Calvin? How about Henry VIII? Maybe the wretched murderer Elizabeth I or Mahomet? Shall we honour them too along with David Bowie?
Luther was an antichrist and he remains so, notwithstanding whatever corruption existed in Rome - none of which justified his actions which has lead to the loss of tens, nay - hundreds of millions of souls.
Important - Lutheran World Federation, Pontifical Council for Christian Unity launch "Common Prayer" service extolling Martin Luther and the Reformation
By their fruits...
Last year saw unprecedented expressions of "openness" on the part of some Vatican officials (including the Pope) and official Catholic structures towards Lutheranism. First there was the support expressed by a Vatican spokesman for the renaming of a square in the central part of Rome after Martin Luther, support that was never disowned by any higher ecclesiastical authority in Rome. Adventists and Lutherans had been trying since 2009 to get a square in Rome named for Luther, but the effort garnered success -- and Vatican support -- only last year.