Saturday, June 21, 2008

Rumors on Curial Appointments

~from CWN. Vatican-watching sometimes can be like a spectator sport. Two offices that are closely watched are the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. Here are some names being bandied about by Vaticanistas. Speculations all, but they do betray some sense of how people try to divine the Holy Father's mind and intent.
With rumors proliferating about imminent changes in the leadership of the Roman Curia, a Spanish newspaper has advanced the theory that Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera of Toledo will be the next prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship...

...In suggesting that Cardinal Canizares could succeed Cardinal Arinze, the newspaper La Nueva Espana adds that Archbishop Carlos Osoro of Orviedo might become the next Archbishop of Toledo-- or perhaps the next Archbishop of Valencia, replacing Cardinal Agustin Garcia-Gasco y Vicente, who is 77.

Meanwhile in Rome, Andrea Tornelli, the veteran Vatican correspondent for Il Giornale, predicts that Cardinal Agostino Vallini will succeed Cardinal Camillo Ruini as the Pope's vicar for the Rome diocese. Tornelli also says that Archbishop Angelo Amato, the current secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, will replace Cardinal Saraiva Martins as prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

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