Posts Tagged ‘Sodano’

Media muzzle dampens cardinals’ New Evangelization effort

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Shutting down the US Cardinals’ media briefing is akin to shutting down efforts in New Evangelisation. This is how conservative Catholic columnist George Weigel, writing in the National Review Online, describes the media blackout on Cardinals that came into force yesterday. In the name of transparency, U.S. cardinals had held a series of parallel news briefings with the Read more

Top cardinals proposing ‘ticket’ of pope and secretary of state

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Informed sources both within and outside the Vatican confirm that a group of cardinals are seeking to have Archbishop of Sao Paolo, Brazil, Odilo Pedro Scherer as pope, accompanied by one of two options for Secretary of State. Cardinal Scherer, 63, is a well-respected Latin American prelate, of German extraction, he is considered to be “measured” Read more

What to do about Cardinal Sodano?

Friday, May 13th, 2011

In Rome and in Catholic circles around the world, a question is quietly circulating which only Pope Benedict XVI can answer: What to do about Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Pope John Paul II’s former Secretary of State, who still holds the post of Dean of the College of Cardinals? Were Benedict to die today, it would Read more