Could we hear the announcement of a consistory perhaps next Wednesday during the General Audience?
If it is going to be on the Solemnity of Christ the King, it’ll have to be announced fairly soon.
A while back I posted a note about when there might be a consistory during which His Holiness of Our Lord would create come new cardinals.
As common sense had it then, it seemed to me that we would be a large number of Italians.
Today from the intrepid Andrea Tornielli I find a story in Il Giornale about a consistory and the Italians to me made cardinal.
We could run up a long list of the Italians, as Tornielli did. Some of the names are pretty clear, such as heads of dicasteries of the Roman Curia, which now includes also Archbishop Mauro Piacenza, Prefect of Clergy. Perhaps also the pro-Patron of the Sovereign Order of the Knights of Malta, Paolo Sardi. Very recently we learned that there will be a new Archbishop of Turin (Torino), Cesare Nosiglia. Perhaps too soon for him.
However, in each consistory we usually see the Pope make some men who are over 80 years old cardinal. They can’t vote, but they are still cardinals. Tornielli suggests a few names that I had not thought of before. The former Maestro “for life” Msgr. Domenico Bartolucci who was unceremoniously given the heave-ho under the hammer of then papal MC Msgr. Piero Marini and the Chapter of Canons of St. Peters. The former President of the Pontifical Commission for Historical Sciences, Msgr. Walter Brandmüller (a great fellow) and the former president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Archbp. Elio Sgreccia.
I would like to see the great Archbp. Luigi De Magistris. I’m just sayin’
Meanwhile, back at the feeder…