February 22, 2006

Count me out of Red Hat list, declares prelate

Irish Independent

John Cooney
Religious Affairs Specialist

IRELAND will not be allocated a third Red Hat today when Pope Benedict XVI announces his first list of new cardinals along with a sweeping reform of the Curia, the Vatican's government.

There will be huge disappointment throughout the Irish Church at the bypassing by the German Pontiff of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin and Sean Brady, the Archbishop of Armagh. ...

Vatican officials, however, still expect that Dr Martin - less than two years in his present post and with an enormous task to steer the Dublin diocese through the pending Commission of Investigation into clerical child sexual abuse - could be promoted to the College of Cardinals at Pope Benedict's next Consistory, perhaps even within the next six months.

Posted by kshaw at February 22, 2006 09:39 AM