This is all speculation, and it’s hard to know how well-founded any reports are that leak out… but Catholic News Agency foresees appointment of a new Secretary of State very soon, perhaps tomorrow – which is the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul. Rumors say it will be Archbishop Pietro Parolin, apostolic nuncio to Venezuela, CNA reports.

And of direct interest to this liturgy blog: the same story reports that the new prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship would be Archbishop Piero Marini.

Now that would be a shocker! Pray Tell reported earlier on “Marini-1” – with a wry comment that his meeting with the Pope was surely about coming eucharistic congresses. Of course I wondered about (and hoped and prayed for) a coming appointment.

Time will tell.

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