Big move coming up in Rome: Card. Ruini will move on

This is in from ANSA in my translation:

Ruini pre-announces his farewell to the Diocese [of Rome]

He should be leaving governance of the diocese of Rome at the end of June

CITTA’ DEL VATICANO, 12 June – The words pronounced this evening by Camillo Card. Ruini ring out as a farewell to the Diocese of Rome.  "Without anticipating anything I will say on 21 June in my sermon, I want to tell you that I feel enormously indebted to the Lord for having placed me for 17 and a half years as Vicar of the Holy Father as the leader of this diocese", Ruini said, who should be leaving his office by the end of the month. 

His probable successor is Agostini Card. Vallini.

Cardinal Ruini has been enormously important in the last few years.  He was a firm promoter of the policies of John Paul II, who had appointed him years ago as head of the Italian Bishops Conference.  In that role, Ruini also helped the Italian Church reclaim its voice in the public square after the dominence of the lefty Christian Democrat Party slouched ignominiously off the stage.  Card. Ruini has also helped Pope Benedict reshape that Italian Church to do serious battle in the public square over key moral issues. 

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  1. zgietl says:

    Perhaps head of the Apostolic Signatura would be a nice retirement job for Egan, or this would provide an opportunity to get Burke the red hat.

  2. Pauline Cream says:

    Do we know anything about Cardinal Vallini? Is he a friend of the traditional Catholics?

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