From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:
In a press conference aboard the papal plane this morning, Pope Francis confirmed reports that he would be investigating the life and works of 16th century “reformer” Martin Luther, stating that it was better late than never in “the Church’s eternal quest for ecumenism.”
On October 15, Pope Francis welcomed a number of Lutherans from Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Germany to his residence in the Vatican, and called Martin Luther a brave Christian who was trying his best to reform a financially corrupt Church, which automatically makes the person a saint in the Church’s eyes.
Francis also said that the pivotal character in the Protestant Reformation was in heaven, noting that “all Christians that fight against greed are saints.”
“From here on, paintings and statues of Martin Luther are welcome in all churches around the world, because he is blessed,” Francis told those gathered. “Christians who suffer ridicule today because they, in essence, overturn the tables of the money changers extend a reflection of Martin Luther’s courage and bravery.”
Francis went on to state that it was his hope that by this time next year, all members of the Catholic Church would be reciting the entire Ninety-five Thesis just after the Nicene Creed during Mass, and that the next Jubilee would commence by his walking through the “Holy Door” of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg where the Ninety-five Thesis was first posted.
Go here to read the comments. PopeWatch called the Vatican for confirmation and was told by new Vatican Flak Monsignor Fredo Corleone that the Pope had been misquoted and that the Pope had actually said that Lex Luthor might be in Heaven if he reformed and helped Superman fight against greed. When PopeWatch responded that this was some misquotation, Monsignor Corleone responded that reporters prior to airline interviews with the Pope tended to swill all the liquor aboard the plane and as a result such huge misquotations are run of the mill. He said they really need to have large quantities of hot coffee on hand, like some of the casinos in Vegas, to sober up the reporters aboard the plane before they have access to the Pope.