There is currently much talk in the blogosphere that George Cardinal Pell is a strong candidate to be the replacement of Cardinal Re in the Congregation for Bishops. Another name being mentioned is that of Giuseppe Bertelli, Apostolic Nuncio to Italy and San Marino.
In addition to the Congregation for Bishops, Cardinal Pell is also being mentioned as a possible Prefect for the Congregation of the Evangelization of Peoples (Propaganda Fide), succeeding Ivan Cardinal Dias, 73, who is said to have health problems. Another prelate sometimes spoken of as a future Curial head: Bishop Gerhard Ludwig Mueller of Regensburg, who is being mentioned as the probable successor of Walter Cardinal Kasper.
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