Friday, August 30, 2013


As I gaze into my mind, that crystal ball of future knowledge, I see a new Secretary of State for the Holy Roman Church to replace the current Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State since 2006.

His replacement, very soon to be announced is, drum roll please,the present nuncio in Venezuela, Archbishop Pietro Parolin.

Rumors swirled earlier in the year, but not confirmed by my clairvoyance until today, that the Nuncio of Venezuela would be named the new Secretary of State. It was funny, though, on another more liberal blog, a sometimes off the wall commenter, really frequently off the wall commenter, was glad that he would be a third world archbishop from a South American country. I'm not sure the Venezuelans would like being called third world and the good Archbishop who is definitely Italian, from Vincenza, a third world South American. Also implied was that Italy is a third world country.

He was born one year and one month after me in 1955, January. And he was ordained the same year as I in 1980, a very good year indeed.

1 comment:

Joseph Johnson said...

It will be interesting to see what Fr. Nicholas Gruner and "The Fatima Crusader" have to say about this. For those who are not familiar, they are not fans of Card. Bertone because they believe he is responsible for withholding the complete version of the Third Secret of Fatima and for promoting the idea that it has been fully revealed already through his Italian TV program, "The Cardinal Bertone Show."