2017 will mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation- or rather, of Martin Luther's nailing of his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, the event usually regarded as the beginning of the Reformation.
The year will be marked by various cooperative celebrations by the Roman Catholic church and the Lutheran World Federation.
But wouldn't it be nice if the Lutherans got involved somehow?
There is also an organization- the International Lutheran Council- composed of churches with the word 'Lutheran' in their names who actually continue to confess the teachings of Martin Luther and the Reformation. It would be nice if perhaps Pope Francis gave them a call, at least.
HT: Real Clear Religion