Friday, October 10, 2008

Archbishop Ranjith

According to rumour (such as here on Whispers in the Loggia) it appears that archbishop Malcolm Ranjith, the secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship may be leaving Rome to take up an appointment as archbishop of Colombo in his native Sri Lanka. Archbishop Ranjith`s utterances on the liturgy have been most encouraging to those who love the Extraordinary form of the Roman Rite. There has been only one cardinal in Sri Lanka before now (Thomas Benjamin Cooray, who got the honour in 1965). Well that means there is a precedent.

1 comment:

PeterHWright said...

If, and I repeat if, Archbishop Ranjith returns to his native Ceylon as metropolitan Archbishop of Colombo, then the award of the red hat would send a powerful signal that the Church in Asia is of great importance. It needs to be dragged out of its 1970s mindset, and Archbishop Ranjith would be just the man to do it.