On VIS we see some changes in the Roman Curia:
The Holy Father Benedict XVI named as Vice President of the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei", Msgr. Camille Perl, until now Secretary of the same Pontifical Commission.
At the same time, His Holiness named as Secretary of the same Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei", Msgr. Mario Marini, until now Adjunct Secretary.
What does this mean?
First, it is an indication that the Commission is here to stay for a while. Originally it was set up as an "ad hoc" Commission.
Second, the addition of a Vice President, is probably an indication of the Commission’s greater weight in the Curia.
Third, the change to the structure, that is the creation of a Vice President position, will probably allow the Commission to respond to queries more rapidly.
Fourth, this sorts out a little detail of curial protocol. Whereas once there was a Secretary and and Adjunct Secretary (who had once been Under Secretary of the CDW), now there is a Vice President and a Secretary. That is a somewhat clearer structure.
My prayers are with the members and officials of the Commission. I also hope that some consideration will be given to raising Msgr. Perl to episcopal dignity.