Dec 1, 2005

Levada on the job



ROME — Archbishop William Levada is settling in here as new prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Pope Benedict surprised many here and abroad when he tapped the California churchman for the sensitive post. The archbishop’s name failed to appear on many of the short lists proposed to succeed the pope in the congregation job. Besides, there are only a handful of Americans in top Vatican posts here, in spite of the internationalization of the Curia that began under the late Pope John Paul.

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4 Comments:

Blogger bobnd said...

Levada got picked because B16 is going to keep a good eye on him. Levada is going to have an assistant and probably won't be elevated to Cardinal anyway.

11:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

let's hope you are right, bobnd. he just looks too happy in this photo.

7:17 AM  
Blogger John Hearn said...

We'll see how happy he looks after the fun starts. I think that there will be some tough times ahead, and he will be in the middle of it all.

9:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It probably kills him to have to wear a cassock every day.

7:07 PM  

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