Once again, MSM (particularly British newspapers) are clueless as to what's actually happening (eg. "NEW SEVEN DEADLY SINS PROMULGATED!" debacle).
As pointed out on a number of religious oriented blogs, notably Amy Wellborn's, this event is a gathering of the Schülerkreis, the Pope's former students, where the students present and discuss various papers on religious subjects. This year's topic is Martin Luther.
This gathering is not a meeting of the Curia, it's not magisterial in nature and it most assuredly is not about to a new teaching. It is, in effect, an alumni meeting of theology geeks.
Honestly, haven't you people learned to take what the Times writes on religion...ANY religion...with an entire shaker of salt?