The much anticipated change at the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship, headed by Francis Cardinal Arinze, has been announced on today's Bollettino:
RINUNCIA DEL PREFETTO DELLA CONGREGAZIONE PER IL CULTO DIVINO E LA DISCIPLINA DEI SACRAMENTI E NOMINA DEL SUCCESSORE
Il Santo Padre ha accolto la rinunzia presentata dall’Em.mo Card. Francis Arinze, per raggiunti limiti di età, all’incarico di Prefetto della Congregazione per il Culto Divino e la Disciplina dei Sacramenti ed ha chiamato a succedergli nel medesimo incarico l’Em.mo Card. Antonio Cañizares Llovera, finora Arcivescovo di Toledo (Spagna).
I don't speak Italian, so you'll have to accept the Google Translator version:
SURRENDER AND APPOINTMENTS PREFECT SURRENDER OF THE CONGREGATION FOR DIVINE WORSHIP AND THE DISCIPLINE OF SACRAMENTS AND APPOINTMENT OF SUCCESSOR
The Holy Father has accepted the resignation submitted dall'Em. Card. Francis Arinze, on grounds of age, the post of Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, and has called to succeed him in the same position Em. Card. Antonio Cañizares Llovera, until now Archbishop of Toledo
For some background, click this link and scroll down past the headlines to read: "The Little Ratzinger" to head CDW? It was written in June at NLM.
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AROUND THE BLOGOSPHERE and in the news(watch for updates)
- Cardinal Cañizares New Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship (NLM)
- Spanish cardinal slams "Christophobia" (From Nov 25)
- Official... Finally: "Ratzingerino" Rises at CDW (Whispers)
- Pope names Cañizares to succeed Arinze at the Vatican sacraments post (CNS)
- Spanish cardinal to head liturgy office (AP)
- As widely anticipated... (Rorate Caeli)
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