Please also check out these posts pertaining to the next cardinal creating consistory:
1/ September 10, 2010: November 20, 2010 Consistory? Timing Could NOT be worse.
2/ September 5, 2010: Updated Cardinal Lists and Post on Next Cardinal Creating Consistory.
3/ September 17, 2010: Cardinalabili, by Father John — The Sept. 18, 2010 list.
4/ July 25, 2010: Next Cardinal creating consistory by Pope Benedict XVI — the required background data by Anura Guruge
I just had a call from Sri Lanka. I thought it was my aunt but it was a stranger who had found me on the Web. In Sri Lanka they think that the new cardinals are going to be announced tomorrow! They are agog. They are dressing up the elephants, digging the pits for the fire walks and erecting the ‘pandols.’ They have no doubts. They are totally convinced that the ‘Very Tanned Ratzinger,‘ Albert Patabendige Don, will be a cardinal. They don’t care whether this would be at the expense of another country. Yes, we tend to be very partisan. But, they are also convinced that he will also not return to Sri Lanka after the consistory. The belief is that Benedict XVI will keep ‘tanned Ratzinger’ in Rome, yet again, heading up some dicastery. That doesn’t please me either. That will disrupt things in Sri Lanka, and that is not good. But as we say in Sri Lanka, c’est la vie.
Father John is also sure that the consistory announcement is imminent. He has been working feverishly (despite being under the weather).
We now have a list-of-lists of cardinalabili. This is a list of the cardinalibili with the amount of times that their names appeared on certain credible lists. Father John has tallied these numbers and ranked them.
This is wonderful. Thank you. Much appreciated.
Please click << here >> on the icon, top left, for the list — which is a 5-page Adobe Acrobat PDF.
Enjoy. Much more to come.