Nov 162010

by Anura Guruge

The cardinal creating consistory, on Saturday, November 20, 2010, in St. Peter’s Basilica will commence at 10:30 am Rome time.

Later that Saturday, between 4:30 and 6:30 pm, the newly created cardinals will be available for courtesy visits from the public. This is part of ‘modern’ consistory tradition.

Today, the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff,  published where the 24 cardinals will stationed for these courtesy visits.

Vault of the Sala Regia where Cardinals Ravisi and Amato will greet visitors

Vault of the Sala Regia where Cardinals Ravisi and Amato will greet visitors

I am not sure whether the spots are allocated by lot, as is the case with accommodation for a conclave.

I doubt it. It is also indubitably true that some cardinals will attract more visitors than others — this being particularly true for the Italian cardinals, even more so if they have spent much time in Rome because of curial duties. The list definitely appears to indicate some level of prioritization.

A prime location, the ‘Regal Room’ (Sala Regia), an ornamental antechamber to the Sistine Chapel, has been allocated to Cardinals Ravisi and Amato — the two potential papabili in this crop. The ‘B-tier’ seem to be grouped together in the rambling Paul VI audience hall — with its new (2007) solar panel studded roof.

So here is the list, with my annotations for age, nationality and occupation.

1) Jose Manuel Estepa Llaurens (84, Spain, Emeritus)

2) Kazimierz Nycz (60, Poland, Archbishop of Warsaw)

3) Raul Eduardo Vela Chiriboga (76, Ecuador, Emeritus)

4) Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya (71, Congo, Archbishop of Kinshasa)

5) Antonios Naguib (75, Egypt, Patriarch, Alexandria of the Copts)

6) Raymundo Damasceno Assis (73, Brazil, Archbishop of Aparecida)

1) Paolo Romeo (72, ITALY, Archbishop of Palermo)

2) Domenico Bartolucci (93, ITALY, Emeritus)

3) Elio Sgreccia (82, ITALY, Emeritus)

4) Donald William Wuerl (70, USA, Archbishop of Washington)

5) Reinhard Marx (57, Germany, Archbishop of Münich und Freising)

6) Medardo Joseph Mazombwe (79, Zambia, Emeritus)

7) Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don (63, Sri Lanka, Archbishop of Colombo)

1) Cardinal Walter Brandmuller (81, Germany, Emeritus)

Sala Regia:
1) Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi (68, ITALY, President, Pontifical Council for Culture)

2) Angelo Amato (72, ITALY, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints)

Hall of Blessings:
1) Cardinal Robert Sarah (65, Guinea, President of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum)

2) Francesco Monterisi (76, ITALY, Archpriest, Papal basilica of S. Paolo fouri le Mura)

3) Fortunato Baldelli (75, ITALY, Major Penitentiary)

4) Kurt Koch (60, Switzerland, President, Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity)

5) Velasio De Paolis (75, ITALY, President, Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See.)

6) Paolo Sardi (76, ITALY, Pro-Patron, Order of the Malta, Vice-Camerlengo)

Sala Ducale:
1) Cardinal Mauro Piacenza (66, ITALY, Prefect, Congregation for the Clergy)

2) Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke (62, USA, Prefect, Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signature)

  3 Responses to “New Papabili Ravisi & Amato Get Star Billing On Saturday, November 20, 2010, Post Consistory”

  1. You crack me up on a daily basis and that is much appreciated.
    Not sure what it is with the Vatican and ermine.
    It is the ermine hoods that they can also sport that scares me … and we won’t even SPECULATE where else they might want to wear ermine!
    I am, among other things, trying to finalize my consistory related tables. Have you had a look?
    Thanks. All the best. Yes, I know I owe you another e-mail.

  2. Thank YOU, again. Just got in. Had to take both kids to appointments. Was woken up at 6:20am. That is BEYOND early for me. Needed your humor. Acute shortage of humor these days.
    Watched a movie with a rather pervasive horse theme last night ‘All the pretty horses’.
    I used to teach Excel at College level but there are still stuff that I am still learning.
    11:40pm, last night, learnt how to let Excel count for ME, when it came to cardinals, the number of countries involved per Vatican ‘continent’: e.g., Europe 96 cardinals from 23 countries. The 23 is a problem for me in Winter. Even when I can use my toes, I run into problems after 20. So getting Excel to do the counting helps. Nothing but admiration for those that maintain these lists, by hand, and do all the counting themselves.
    So …
    Have a great day. Cheers.

  3. Want to comment on this. Optional. You don’t have to stick your ‘neck’ out. I do have VERY STRONG feelings about this issue. To me it is pivotal, but most don’t have the knowledge or acumen to appreciate what the issue is all about. So, just happened to see it on my regular scan of CraigsList.

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