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By Fr. Wilson (articles ) | Dec 16, 2003

Cardinal Martino's people need to call the Iraqi Foreign Minister's people.

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  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Dec. 17, 2003 2:49 PM ET USA

    Its an interesting assertion by Fr Wilson. We've all assumed that the "secret" Cardinal is in a persecuted country such as China. However, it is possible that there's one floating in our midst in some less traditionally hostile territory such as Los Angeles or Dallas or New York or somewhere else. And, is it possible, just possible, that someone could be made a Cardinal who isn't a Bishop first? Imagine, a lowly priest, perhaps banished, who may be a Pope in waiting. Vae victus.

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Dec. 17, 2003 10:14 AM ET USA

    If Diogenes gets elevated, then several Pseudonymous posters wish to get their postings translated into other languages.

  • Posted by: - Dec. 17, 2003 2:17 AM ET USA

    Do not worry, Irslattery. Once, sipping a cappuccino, I happened to look down to spot the tell-tale, slightest trace of scarlet behind the runny black socks of my companion, and I knew: Diogenes is the cardinal in pectore from the last conclave. He has to wear the red undersocks in case he is suddenly proclaimed. After the next Conclave I predict we will see him on the balcony of St Peter's blessing the City and the World, and a couple of Catholic blogsites which orbit around the world.

  • Posted by: lrslattery - Dec. 16, 2003 9:29 PM ET USA

    What concerns me about this (and other statements Cdl. Martino has made) is that some have claimed that he is papabile...Right up there with Danneels, I suppose. ;)

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