Thursday, November 20, 2008

Rumour Watch: Arrival of the New CDW Prefect in Rome?

The Bollettino of the Holy See noted today that the Holy Father received in audience Card. Antonio Cañizares Llovera, Archbishop of Toledo. Andrea Tornielli, one of the most important vaticanisti of the Italian press, has this to say about it (NLM translation):

Benedict XVI today received in audience the archbishop of Toledo, Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera. Sunday 23 November, the Prefect of the Congregation of Divine Worship, the Nigerian Francis Arinze, celebrates his priestly jubilee, and in the first weeks of December the appointment of his successor is expected, who will be Cañizares, called in Spain "the little Ratzinger". In the first months of next year, probably by Easter, after the new prefect has acclimatised in the congregation, also the change of the Secretary is anticipated: Ceylonese Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don will be appointed Archbishop of Colombo (and perhaps cardinal).

This would confirm what was mentioned earlier on the NLM (cf. here, here or here).

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