Monday, February 09, 2009

Inside the Vatican magazine:

"Curial Nomination: A Spaniard to Replace Arinze"

"Benedict XVI has appointed Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera, until now archbishop of Toledo and primate of Spain, as the new prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship"

Ms. Micaela Biferali has the story in this adaptation from the January 2009 issue.

¡Adelante, Micaela!

As she tells us:

"Cardinal Cañizares was born on October 15, 1945, in Utiel, Spain, and was ordained in 1970 after studying at the seminary in Valencia and earning a doctorate in Theology.

"He was secretary of the episcopal commission for the Doctrine of the Faith, and founded the Spanish Catechists' Association.

"Appointed bishop of Avila in March 1992 by Pope John Paul II, in December 1996 he was promoted to archbishop of Granada.

"On October 24, 2002, he was appointed archbishop of Toledo and primate of Spain.

"From 2005 until earlier this year [2008], he served as vice president of the Spanish bishops' conference.

"Created and proclaimed cardinal by Benedict XVI in the consistory of March 24, 2006, of the Title of San Pancrazio (St. Pancras), he was the youngest of those chosen in the consistory to be elevedated to the position of cardinal..."

A good read!


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