The French paper Le Croix has an article speculating that the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei" will undergo a change of status.
What are the main points of the article? Keep in mind that this is the article, and not my predictions, though I agree with some of them.
- The Pont. Comm. (PCED) has competence in the implementation of the provisions of Summorum Pontificum.
- The PCED will probably be given a stronger set of statutes. [In years past the Secretariate of State had somewhat limited what the PCED could really do in contrast to what it could do on paper.]
- The PCED will act as a kind of court of appeal.
- The PCED will respond to questions.
- The PCED will still handle the cases of groups of religious.
- The PCED will perhaps become a Pontifical Council.
Furthermore, I personally think that the Council will be renamed. I can’t imagine that they would retain this name of "Ecclesia Dei", after the 1988 Motu Proprio of John Paul II Ecclesia Dei adflicta provoked by the illicit episcopal consecration. That name itself harks to the very issue that Summorum Pontificum seeks to heal. So, a change of name is in order.
What could the new Commission be called, I wonder? I bet readers here have suggestions.
Be nice. Remember the Rules.