In today’s Il Giornale, an Italian daily, there is a piece by the reliable Andrea Tornielli which speaks of a possible consistory to create new Cardinals in November.Â Â We all know that has to happen, so it is not so interesting, unless some visible people are passed over (which I won’t rule out).
The interesting part is this (my translation):
Before that date [of the consistory] the Pope is preparing to announce some nominations.Â Two of them are up close.Â In fact, the Master of the Pontifical Ceremonies, Piero Marini, will change and one of his private secretaries, the Ukranian Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki (called “Mietek”).
Marini, long-time master of ceremonies of John Paul II, and named Archbishop by him, will become President of the Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses, substituting Cardinal Tomko in that position.Â Who will be the new Master of Ceremonies?Â Marini’s replacement who will not be consecrated bishop, ought to be his number two man in the office for liturgical ceremonies, Enrico ViganÃ², of Como (Italy).
“President of the Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses”
Well!Â There is a position where he will still be able to exert his influence of odd inculturation around the world.