I have mentioned before, more than once, that it was likely the Pontificial Commission Ecclesia Dei would be assumed into the structure of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments. If some other arrangement can be made for religious institutes which are under the Commission’s umbrella, this would make sense.
Our friends at Rorate post this:
Excerpt of a report in the current issue of French magazine Monde et Vie, on rumors regarding a reform of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei:
The pope wishes to use the nomination of his right-hand man [Cardinal Cañizares Llovera] at the helm of the Congregation for Divine Worship [as a means] to profoundly reorganize the Ecclesia Dei Commission, where Cardinal Cañizares is already a member. According to the rumor, which seems to be just backstage gossip, Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos, who has surpassed the age limit for a long time, would cede his place to his current second, Mgr. Camille Perl, a personal friend to Pope Ratzinger, who would be consecrated a bishop for the event. [I have hoped for his consecration for years.]
And the Commission would then be attached to the Congregation for Divine Worship, bearing responsibility, within a dicastery, for the Traditional form of the Roman rite, under the patronage of Cardinal Cañizares. […] This means, at any rate, that the Ecclesia Dei Commission is placed within the ecclesial landscape. [Rorate Note: And where is the commission now? Outside the Church?] [And what happens when a Pharaoh comes who knows not Joseph?]
Besides, its supposed man in charge, Mgr. Perl, is certainly the one in Rome who knows the Traditionalist world best, its twists, its turns, or its detours. He has had the Pope’s ears for a long time. In more than one occasion, his diplomacy has done wonders.
Very interesting. It is a rumor, but it is interesting.