Cacciaguida

Defending the 12th century since the 14th; blogging since the 21st.

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Who was Cacciaguida? See Dante's PARADISO, Cantos XV, XVI, & XVII.


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Tuesday, October 27, 2009
 


Cardinal Peter Turkson, Bishop of Ghana



Phil Lawler says "Cardinal Turkson: one to watch." In the good sense, that is. (I mean, Cardinal Kasper is "one to watch" too -- with a listening device and a butterfly net.) And John Allen says "Ghanaian cardinal destined to be an ecclesiastical star."

God grant Pope Benedict many years -- fifteen more wouldn't be too much to ask -- but a Next Pope is gonna happen sometime, and it may as well be a dynamically orthodox African! (And no, Arinze is way too old, and besides, while he was for counter-reforming the O.F., I don't get the impression he ever gave two hoots about the E.F.)