I attended the press conference today about the excavations of the tomb of St. Paul in the Basilica St. Paul’s outside the walls.
The presser was interesting, but there was nothing really earth shattering about the excavation.
What was interesting was the announcement on the part of His Eminence Card. Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, Archpriest of the Basilica, that the four Major Roman Basilicas will no longer be called "Patriarchal" but rather "Papal".
I think the newest move also has ecumenical meaning. This Pope is not doing things at random. He has thought a lot and is now taking careful steps.