Monday, March 10, 2014

New Cardinal Appointees

Per Zenit, we now know the red hat members of the new Council for Economic Affairs that is supposed to have some sort of role with the new Secretariat for the Economy that will be charged with managing the Vatican's finances. Again, I have to wonder how all this new bureaucracy yields reform. Regardless:

The appointed members are:

- Cardinal Reinhard Marx, archbishop of Munich and Freising, Germany (coordinator);

- Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne, archbishop of Lima, Peru;

- Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, archbishop of Galveston-Houston, U.S.A.;

- Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier, archbishop of Durban, South Africa;

- Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard, archbishop of Bordeaux, France;

- Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, archbishop of Mexico;

- Cardinal John Tong Hon, bishop of Hong Kong, China;

- Cardinal Agostino Vallini, vicar general of His Holiness for the diocese of Rome

If you are looking for a diverse group of views on theology and economics, this group has it all. For example, I don't think you'd normally see a lot of similarities between the views of Cardinals Thorne and Carrera vs. those of Cardinals Marx and Napier, for example. Overall, I'd say it's a more positive group than not.

I still don't quite get how all these new entities are supposed to work, though.

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