Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Conspicuously absent

Archbishop Angelo Comastri...

As longtime readers know, down the left is a list of papabili and since this blog began, the archbishop has graced that list, albeit with an asterisk, given he wasn't a cardinal yet. According to all sources at the time, the archbishop's red hat was a foregone conclusion. Even with the recent swirl of names and lists of prospective cardinals, Comastri was a name that wasn't often absent.

Why he isn't getting his red hat on the 24th I don't know, but we have yet another illustration of Benedict XVI going against expectations and following his own counsel.

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