Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Careless Whispers!

The great Rocco Palmo - of Whispers in the Loggia fame - doesn't often get things wrong, however I notice a slight error in his most recent posting where he states (among other things) that

Benedict XVI also named the retired and superannuated Cardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estevez as a voting delegate (at the forthcoming Plenary of the Latin American bishops). The choice of the controversial Chilean, formerly prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and still protodeacon of the college of cardinals.

However, according to the even greater Salvador Miranda of The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, the following announcement was made by the Holy See on 23 February 2007:

In the ordinary public consistory celebrated in the Sala del Concistoro in the Apostolic Palace on February 23, 2007, Pope Benedict XVI confirmed Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos, (above, left) deacon of SS. Nome di Maria al Foro Traiano, prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Clergy and president of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, as cardinal protodeacon, succeeding Cardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estévez, (above, right - announcing the election of Benedict XVI when he attempted to address all his 'brothers and sisters' in the crowd in about a zillion languages) deacon of S. Saba, prefect emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, who had been protodeacon since February 24, 2005.

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