What do you make of this?? Edward Pentin is with National Catholic Register and Zenit. I think he knows Cardinal Kasper a bit.
Here is Cardinal Sarah’s Wikipedia entry.
Here is a CNA story on Cardinal Sarah’s views of the recent extraordinary synod.
Here is the schedule for the recent Summorum Pontificum conference in Rome, at which Cardinal Sarah was scheduled to present.
And here is the apparent source of the rumor – from Marco Tosatti at La Stampa. He says the naming is imminent, perhaps today. That didn’t happen, obviously. Tosatti also reports that Francis is meeting with dicastery heads of the Roman curia on Monday to discuss the ongoing project of curia reform.