Sunday, 17 January 2010

An Interesting New Archbishop for Brussels

Messainlatino reports that an announcement will be made tomorrow that the Bishop of Namur in Belgium, Mgr André-Mutien Léonard, is to be the new Archbishop of Malines-Brussels. He will replace Cardinal Daneels, who is retiring.

A year ago, Messainlatino had written [please excuse any errors in my translation]:

“One name is circulating persistently: that of Mgr Léonard, Bishop of Namur. A man who is reputed to be very conservative (by which we understand: relatively speaking, in the context of the Belgian Church) and against whom the clergy who profess themselves “conciliar” have raised defences. Also because he is guilty [a spot of Italian irony here] of having given a favourable welcome to the Motu Proprio and of having ordained four deacons of the Fraternal Society of St Peter, attached to the Old Rite.”

This sounds like a very interesting appointment. Will we have similar good news in our country one day soon? I do hope so.

1 comment:

Ttony said...

I hope so too.

But I'm not holding my breath just yet.