New Prefect of the Cong. for Divine Worship: Antonio Card. Cañizares Llovera

 

#  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).

TRANSLATION:

The Holy Father has accepted the resignation presented by His Eminence Francis Card. Arinze, for having reached the age limit, as Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments and has called to suceed him in this same role His Eminence Antonio Card. Cañizares Llovera, who has been until now Archbishop of Toledo, Spain.

 

Card. Cañizares Llovera is member of the Commission Ecclesia Dei.

This means that His Excellency the Secretary, Archbishop Ranjith will be staying a while longer. 

This is a happy development, all in all.

New Prefect of the Cong. for Divine Worship: Antonio Card. Cañizares Llovera
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12 Responses to New Prefect of the Cong. for Divine Worship: Antonio Card. Cañizares Llovera

  1. Phil (NL) says:

    Congratulations to, and prayers for, his Eminence Antonio Card. Cañizares Llovera seem in order.

    This site and some others mentioned more possible changes. It will be interesting to see how those turn out – the ball has started rolling.

  2. Sal says:

    I’m glad Cardinal Arinze has resigned. He really wasn’t very supportive of the de-restriction of the TLM.

  3. TJM says:

    Sal, Cardinal Arinze may have not been doing cartwheels over the TLM but he was supportive of Latin, chant, ad orientem worship, etc. But I am very pleased
    with Cardinal Llovera’s appointment. I’m sure it augers well for even better things to come for the Church. Tom

  4. TNCath says:

    From everything I have read, this is an excellent choice. Given his being a member of the Ecclesia Dei Commission, the hermeneutic of continuity seems to be working.

  5. Michael says:

    I think we all have to express our well wishes to His Eminence, in a sure hope the God will help him in carrying his work for the good our Holy Church.

  6. Diane says:

    I was pondering…

    In the long run, would we not want all liturgical issues going through a single office? Perhaps with this appointment the process can begin to streamline and not have liturgical issues for OF being taken on by the CDW and EF by PCED. OK – so it may take a few years, but if the head of the CDW is a master of both liturgies does it not make sense to eventually PCED fade?

    Just a thought.

  7. Geoffrey says:

    I’ll miss Cardinal Arinze. I’ve corresponded with him a few times and he is very kind.

  8. Matt Q says:

    Why would this mean Ranjith would be staying on for a while? Evidently he isn’t much appreciated. When a promotional spot is given to someone from the outside rather than to one who is already there is sort of a slap. Ranjith was my pick but anyway.

  9. Wm. Christopher Hoag says:

    @ Diane

    “so it may take a few years, but if the head of the CDW is a master of both liturgies does it not make sense to eventually PCED fade?”

    The competency of the PCED includes far more than addressing issues related to the EF liturgy. This is the dicastery responsible for the regularization and maintenance of traditionalist Catholics throughout the world. Its liturgical responsibilitie could fade away, being assumed by the CDW. However, is more important tasks are far afield from the purpose of the CDW.

  10. Jordanes says:

    Matt Q said: Why would this mean Ranjith would be staying on for a while?

    To ensure continuity and smooth operations within the dicastery.

    When a promotional spot is given to someone from the outside rather than to one who is already there is sort of a slap.

    On the contrary, it is the usual practice to promote someone from the outside – it would have been quite unusual if Archbishop Ranjith had been named prefect, desirable as that would have been. Bringing in someone from outside helps to keep ambitious prelates from building a personal empire.

  11. Bobby Bambino says:

    Does anyone know what Cardinal Arinze will do now? I always liked him.

  12. Chris says:

    Does anyone know the prefect’s stance to the celebration of the Mozarabic rite?