Monday, September 12, 2005

New Blood in the Secretariat of State

The vaticanisti have word from a reliable Italian source that Cardinal Sodano will soon be relieved from his duties as grandmaster of Vatican diplomacy by none other than Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin. Contrary to what others have said previously, we hear that the good archbishop will begin this work in the not-too-distant future.

The vaticanisti also hear that Martin is friendly with Communion & Liberation, the ecclesial movement that was the subject of one of our other recent posts. Does this mean anything, or is it merely coincidence? The vaticanisti don't always comment on the news; sometimes we just report it.

The big question, though, is what impact will the appointment of Martin have on the way the Holy See does diplomacy?


Anonymous fr. bob said...

This is old news. Martin's name has been floating out there for weeks. Are you saying his appointment is certain?

3:35 PM  
Blogger John Bianco said...

Since Abp. Martin is suited to the diplo atic corps, if he is appointed to this position, it would make sense, also, it would get him out of an important see as well.

5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Martin is a real problem, a warning to vaticanisti to check him out and warn the higher ups against such a move. Martin is no doubt a smooth operator but has by all records a very left leaning trend. Would be a great friend to John Allen types.

6:01 PM  

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