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"An interesting clue to the tectonic power shifts inside the Vatican, which continue as the Ratzinger papacy enters its eighth year, comes from an Italian blogger quoting an anonymous senior cardinal.
While the American cardinals and bishops declare war on President Obama over questions of religious freedom and the right to life, this cardinal says, inside the Vatican the cardinals are at war with each other.
The Vatican has denied any cardinals are involved in the leaks At a private birthday lunch Pope Benedict was overheard to remark: "These Italians, why are they always disturbing the Pope with their Italian quarrels?"
The College of Cardinals which will elect Pope Benedict's successor was skewed unfairly towards Italians when the last bunch of red-hat promotions were announced.
Italians still hold an undue proportion of votes and influence in a Church which is increasingly seen to be shifting south - away from its former Eurocentric mould.
The Pope intends to redress this imbalance by bringing more foreigners into Church governance, and increase the chances that when the white smoke goes up again to announce his successor, yet another non-Italian Pope might appear on the balcony of Saint Peter's to the acclaim of the faithful"
Het verluidt in Rome dat er in december 2012 een inhaalconsistorie komt om de manipulaties van het vorige zoveel mogelijk te compenseren. We zullen zien!