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U.S. Catholic Priest, A Cardinalabili (New Cardinals) Expert, Provides Me With His Top Picks For Pope Francis’ 1st Consistory.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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>> February 22, 2014 consistory
>>Oct. 31, 2013.
>> Until created CARDINAL
>> Aug. 31, 2013.
>> Alton, Consistory Central …
>>Oct. 26, 2012.

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This priest, with whom I have collaborated off-and-on for many years,
usually with resounding success,
e-mailed me this list tonight.

The whole list, rationales and justification are posted at my ‘popes-and-papacy’ blog.
Click here if you want to access that post for more details.


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Pope Francis To Create Female Cardinals? Stupidest Thing I Have Read In A Long Time …

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> February 22, 2014 consistory
>>Oct. 31, 2013.
>> Until created CARDINAL
>> Aug. 31, 2013.
>> Alton, Consistory Central …
>>Oct. 26, 2012.

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This even surpassess the very low bar set by
The Braysider‘!

Click to access. Though it is my 2nd favorite newspaper, the Mail my favorite, I do know that they aren't always on the ball when it comes to matters Catholic.

Click to access. Though it is my 2nd favorite newspaper, the Mail my favorite, I do know that they aren’t always on the ball when it comes to matters Catholic.



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I Nailed The Cardinal Creating Consistory, Already Published Cardinalabili — Alton, N.H. Will Again Be Consistory-Central For The World.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Until created CARDINAL
>> Aug. 31, 2013.
>> Alton, Consistory Central …
>>Oct. 26, 2012.

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Click to access Vatican ‘VIS’ original …


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I published this on September 3, 2013.


Since 2010 my ‘Popes-and-Papacy‘ blog has been Consistory-Central for the World because I proactively canvass and publish cardinalabili lists (most of which have been remarkably accurate) whereas others, for reasons that elude me, are ‘squeamish’ to do so. I have also compiled some very detailed and unique stats on the last 100 years (+) of consistories. Not sure whether I will update those — now. Time for somebody else to do the hard work. I am frying other fish.



The dedicated 'Consistory' page at 'popes-and-papacy', in addition to the 100s of consistory-related posts. Click to access.

The dedicated ‘Consistory’ page at ‘popes-and-papacy’, in addition to the 100s of consistory-related posts. Click to access.



As soon as I read about the appointment of the new Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin, I predicted that we would have a cardinal creating consistory soon BECAUSE if nothing else HE had to be made a cardinal. I am quoted on Wikipedia on this!

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I started soliciting cardinalabili lists at once. I don’t do cardinalabili lists myself. I know my limitations. My forte is papabili lists — and my record on those is currently 100%.

I have two lists of caradinalabili on ‘popes-and-papacy‘ right now. Go check them out.

I get a feeling that my life is going to get even more hectic now. C’est la vie.

I am NOT going to devote as much time as I have done in the past to this consistory. ROI is near ZERO. So, I will do just enough, but that is all.

But, stay tuned. Exciting times.

Pope Francis’ Newly Appointed PRO-Secretary Of State, Pietro Parolin, Sidelined With Liver Complications! Also NO Camerlengo.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Click to read Vatican 'VIS' original from today.

Click to read Vatican ‘VIS’ original from today.


Archbishop Pietro Parolin only became pro, i.e., acting, Secretary of State for the Holy See on October 15, 2013. That was just 10 days ago.

It now appears that he has been in hospital, undergoing surgery, much of that time!

Hepatobiliary‘, stated in the VIS communique above, like ‘hepatitis’, has to do with the liver. So it would appear that he has liver problems. Hhhmmm. Catholics prelates do have a well deserved reputation for being rather partial to expensive liquor (possibly as a reaction for having to maintain a public visage of celibacy).

This is rather awkward for the pope. He has a chunk of his lung missing and now his #2 has major liver problems. Oh, dear. I guess the Vatican vetting process is even worse that that used by John McCain.

Also notice that the VIS communique uses a totally manufactured, new term: ‘Archbishop Secretary of State‘. That is BECAUSE he is not a cardinal — as I pointed out on day one. Nothing wrong. Just something to be aware of.

It also occurred to me that the pope has not appointed a new Camerlengo.

The current Camerlengo, is my favorite, Lord Tarcisio Bertone — who until October 15, 2013 was also the commanding Secretary of State (and I think he did a very good job). On December 2, 2013, Lord Bertone will be 79. He can continue to be Camerlengo till be is 80. So he has another 14 months grace. But, an over-80 Camerlengo is about as useful as an illiterate man in a spelling bee. He can’t enter the conclave — and much of duties are within the conclave! So, keep an eye on that.

It is possible that the Pope might have to replace Parolin. IF so, will be still make cardinal?

Fascinating stuff. Stay tuned.

 

Until Created Cardinal, Archbishop Pietro Parolin, Will Be PRO-Secretary Of State, Holy See, Not Secretary Of State.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


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Click to access original Vatican announcement.

Click to access original Vatican announcement.


In their excitement to break the news the media is losing sight of two key points.

First: Appointment is as of October 15, 2013; not immediate.

Second: Only a CARDINAL can be Secretary of State, Holy See. Pietro Parolin is not a cardinal as yet — though now a cardinalate is guaranteed. ‘Pro-‘, in Latin, means ‘acting’. So until he becomes a cardinal his official title is Pro-. This is true for the heads of nearly all of the important curial dicasteries. You have to be a cardinal in order to officially head them. If not, you can still hold the office, but not the title!

That it is ‘Pro-‘ is not a problem. Quite a few Secretaries of State started off as Pro-, including the current Dean of the College, the holder of three Roman titles (churches), Angelo Sodano.

What is funny is that just yesterday I started thinking about cardinalabili and the next consistory now that my work on comets was coming to an end. November has traditionally been popular for consistories. A November consistory would work. But, then again Pope Francis, not that interested in tradition, might take my recommendation and just have a micro-consistory and just create Parolin.

I, a confirmed pedant, especially when it comes to papal history, just wanted to make sure that we all had the facts right.

I am, of course, sorry to see the departure of ‘my man’, My Lord, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, who in my opinion (and I do follow curial politics better than most) was an outstanding Secretary of State. Thank YOU, Lord Bertone for all of your wonderful work, non-stop inspiration and for being a good and decent human being.



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