The intrepid Andrea Tornielli, whose columns and blog you readers of Italian should look at everyday, has a piece on the possible successor of H.E. Most Rev. Malcolm Ranjith as Secretary of the Cong. for Divine Worship.
Tornielli has suggested that a possible successor to Archbp. Ranjith may be the American Dominican and Under-Secretary of the CDF, Fr. Augustine DiNoia, OP.
Here is my fast translation:
One of the more hard-fought and delayed nominations of the Roman Curia seems indeed now to have been decided: the Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship, Sri Lankan Malcom Ranjith Patabendige Don – once already called to the Curia as the Secretary for Propaganda of the Faith, then sent away as a apostolic nuncio only to be recalled to Rome by Benedict XVI – will be the new Archbishop of Colombo, despite some cardinalatial attempts in extremis to keep him in the Vatican (Oltretevere). In his place there will be nominated the American Dominican J. Augustine Di Noia, since 2002 the Undersecretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and therefore for three years a collaborator with then-Cardinal Ratzinger. It was known that the successor of Ranjith had to be an English speaker: several candidate from Australia, Ireland and from the Roman Curia itself had failed due to canceling vetos, so that in the end the American theologian in the service of the ex-Holy Office was chosen. After having been the number three to Ratzinger, he will become the number two to the "Little Ratzinger", the nickname pinned to the Spanish Cardinal Canizares Llovera, who guides the Congregation for Divine Worship. The appointment would be (and that conditional is necessary) made know in the next days, and thus not after 29 June. The Vatican’s liturgical dicastery has changed secretary the most often in the last years: DiNoia will be, in fact, the fourth in just seven years.