Will Pope Benedict XVI establish a "personal ordinariate" for Lutherans seeking to enroll in the Roman Catholic Church? It was never impossible, and a Vatican bigwig just dropped a hint that it may be coming.
Archbishop Gerhard Muller is Prefect for the Congregation of the Faith. He is also, among other things, the author of a new book on the the Pope's thought. And, speaking at a Rome bookstore recently, he suggested that there might be room for a such an institution.
That's about all there is to the story. Is this a trial balloon, or just an off-the-cuff remark by a guy trying to sell some books? We don't know, but time will probably tell.
[UPDATE: A couple of months back, Archbishop Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, made similar remarks.]