Thursday, 2 April 2009

Westminster settled at last?

Ruth Gledhill, the Times religion corrrespondent, is predicting in her blog that Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Birmingham will tomorrow be announced as our new archbishop in Westminster. He has been a "front-runner" all the way through this long selection process. The new archbishop, whoever it is, will become Archbishop of Westminster. "Cardinal" is a separate thing, a title particular to the individual, which may or may not be given to the new man by the Pope. Cardinal Cormac is the first Archbishop of Westminster to retire, rather than die in office. So some say that the Pope will hold back making the new man a cardinal until Cormac is "gone" a few years...
PS I beat Damian Thomson, editor of the Catholic Herald, by one minute in getting this onto my blog!

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