Here’s some good news: the city of Rome has approved the naming of a “Piazza Martin Lutero” in the center of the city, Evangelical Focus reports.
Adventist churches had proposed the naming already in 2009, looking ahead to the coming 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in 2017. The city council approved the name a few weeks ago, and it is known that the Vatican does not opposed it.
It seems that the sign in the square will say “Martin Luther. German Theologian.” I’m OK with that, but wouldn’t it be nice to say “Church Reformer” or “Renewer of the Church”?
Be that as it may, I can’t wait to walk through the square and say a prayer for church unity and church renewal!