Rocco on things Polish, et al.

Rocco has a couple more posts on the Wielgus matter (Wielgusopoli and From the Polish Desk), with lots of links.

In a related development since the paper went to press, yesterday Pope Benedict received Polish Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski, prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education, in private audience. A native of the archdiocese of Poznan, the papal sit-down with the 67 year-old curial head takes on an added significance in light of the events of the week.

Given that Grocholewski’s spent most of the last four decades in Rome, some are saying that he — or, alternatively, the Cracovian Archbishop Stanislaw Rylko, president of the Pontifical Council for the Laity — could be the “clean hands” Benedict might need for post-Wielgus Warsaw. But another hotly tipped name is that of Jozef Zycinski, 58, the archbishop of Lublin. According to Luxmoore, Zycinski “defended researchers who had published evidence against” Wielgus in speaking to the press earlier this week.

Interesting. If  it were to go to Grocholewski, would his Secretary, Archbishop J. Michael Miller, C.S.B., move up and get a red hat?

Rocco concludes with this …

In his ever-popular Letter from Rome (the best Vatican beat-writing there is) Mickens reports that B16’s long-awaited Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on the Eucharist is “due out any moment.”

At last count, one of his many well-placed sources says, the working draft totaled “160 pages.” The source termed it a “pappardella.”

Oh, per caritá.