From Paolo Rodari’s Palazzo Apostolico comes this analysis of the CDW, Archbishop Ranjith situation, about which so many rumors are going around.
As you know, there are those who say that Archbishop Ranjith, a favorite of WDTPRS, may be moved to Colombo, Sri Lanka. Also, Cardinal Arinze will be 76 soon. It is rumored that Cardinal Canizares LLovera might be moved from Toledo to the Prefect’s spot.
It will be hard to change them both Ranjith and Arinze in a short time for reasons of continuity. One will have to stay for a while after the other is moved. Which ever one is moved first, the other will be the one who stays a bit longer.
Here is part of the piece by Rodari:
Benedict XVI put Ranjith in the place of Domenico Sorrentino, who was promoted as Bishop of Assisi, and whose ideas were probably, liturgically speaking, not consonant with those of the Pontiff. In fact, the Pope asked Ranjith one thing above all: to help with the implementation and understanding of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum dedicated to the Mass in Latin according to the old rite. But then something changed. Ranjith, in effect, set himself several times again the so-called "rebellion" of some world episcopates which were resisting to implement in their own dioceses a correct application of the Motu Proprio. But there are those who sustain that this continual denunciation was forwarded with too much emphases, so much so that it seemed that, behind the promuglation of Summorum Pontificum, there was a desire to discredit what followed the old rite: the post-Conciliar liturgical reform and therefore the Novus Ordo. From this, still according to some, the distancing of Ranjith, which could in some way be a life-line for those who, in the Church, don’t love the Motu Proprio and the consequent return of the old rite. But, in reality, it seems that things are still in another path. Benedict XVI is very worried about the lot of Christians in Asia and in particular in south east Asia. Sri Lanka, like India, is a theater of violence forwarded by Buddhist traditionalists against Christians guilty of ruining the "millennial harmony of the country". Sending Ranjith to a prestigious diocese such as Colombo, which would guarantee him a Cardinal’s hat, is a way of responding to this offensive. Concerning the liturgy and the old Mass in Latin, now derestricted – for the Pope the rite is only one rite celebrated but in two uses, old and new – someone else will have to take care of it.