Tuesday, June 24, 2008

"The Little Ratzinger" to head CDW?

The NLM has been following a rumour that has been ruminating for a couple of weeks now which suggests that Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera, Archbishop of Toledo and Primate of Spain, will be called to succeed Cardinal Arinze as Prefect of the the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.

Cardinal Cañizares is known in Spain as "little Ratzinger", and has closely worked together with Pope Benedict in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith since becoming a member in 1995, at the age of 50.

This is yet a rumour and all is not confirmed it should be clearly noted, but NLM sources are suggestive that if this is in fact the appointment to the prefecture of the CDW, that this would be a very good development indeed.

(This story is jointly written by Shawn Tribe and Gregor Kollmorgen.)

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