New Vatican appointment
First the appointment of Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera, Archbishop of Toledo and Primate of Spain was to succeed Cardinal Arinze as Prefect of the the Congregation for Divine Worship. Known as the 'Little Ratzinger', the new Prefect has a reputation for conducting sumptuous liturgies and a strong theological background. Fr Z and others have been enjoying posting piccies of him in cappa magna etc, so how can I resist?
Secondly, the fruits of the Pope's recent visit to France are showing, with Cardinal Vingt-Trois, Archbishop of Paris celebrating Mass in the extraordinary form at Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois on Gaudete Sunday. He will also celebrate the feast of Sainte-Geneviève in the parish of Saint-Eugène on January 4. The picture below comes via the New Liturgical Movement.