Had Sodano, Martinez Somalo
and Dziwisz responded, the cardinals might have answered one question that hovers over this baroque financial drama: How do Vatican officials decide what to report, and to whom, if they are given large sums of money?
While Mahony was in Rome for the recent Synod for America, Coiro said, he approached the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life, under the direction of Cardinal Eduardo Martinez Somalo
, and the Pontifical Council for Social Communications under American Archbishop John Foley.
During a series of meetings in May with representatives from the congregation, whose prefect is Cardinal Eduardo Martinez Somalo
, CLAR officials convinced the Vatican of the validity of the women's historical memory project.
Opus Dei members may imagine they have the next conclave sown up thanks to the sympathy shown it by the camerlingo or chamberlain, Spanish Cardinal Eduardo Martinez Somalo
, 67, appointed in 1991.
During his week in Rome, Ruiz also had cordial meetings with Cardinals Angelo Soldano, the Vatican secretary of state; Joseph Ratzinger of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith; Eduardo Pironio of the Pontifical Council of the Laity; Joseph Tomko of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples; Alfonso Lopez Trujillo of the Pontifical Council of the Family; and Eduardo Martinez Somalo
of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.
Cardinal Eduardo Martinez Somalo
, prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (it was much simpler when it was called "for Religious and Secular Institutes"), views the Synod for Africa as a dry run for the synod on religious life next October.
Of the three president delegates, Cardinal Eduardo Martinez Somalo
, prefect of the Congregation of Divine Worship, was in Rome: the others were Cardinals Jean-Marie Lustiger of Paris and Joseph Glemp of Gniezno-Warsaw.