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Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Cardinal Llovera to CDW

Cdl. Arinze's replacement has been named, and no surprise -

The AP has it:
Pope Benedict XVI has named a Spanish cardinal to be the new head of the Vatican's office in charge of rules for celebrating the liturgy around the world.

Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera succeeds Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze who had held the job since 2002. Both men are considered to be conservatives.

The Vatican said in a statement Tuesday that the 76-year-old Arinze had resigned for reasons of age.

The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments is a key Vatican office that keeps custody of the church's style of worship, sacraments and liturgy.

The 63-year-old Canizares Llovera has been serving as archbishop of Toledo, Spain. He was among a group of new cardinals that the pope named in 2006.

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