Friday, August 30, 2013
WHAT MY CLAIRVOYANT MIND TELLS ME!
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.