Cardinal Arinze was on a short list of candidates to succeed Pope John Paul
II. April 21, 2005 he was confirmed as Cardinal, Prefect of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.* He was also President of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Interreligious
Vatican. Holy See Press Office. College of Cardinals. Biographical Notes - Arinze. The Vatican's biography for Arinze. http://www.vatican.va/news_services/press/documentazione/documents/cardinali_biografie/cardinali_bio_arinze_f_en.html
What the Cardinals Believe... - Francis Cardinal Arinze. Articles about Arinze. This web site "helps you to track down.....key pronouncements, decisions and actions in order to understand who [a Cardinal] is and what can be expected from him." http://www.cardinalrating.com/cardinal_7.htm
Francis Cardinale Arinze. Cardinal Arinze's history in the Catholic Church from Catholic-hierarchy.org, a non-offiical site by David Cheney. http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/bishop/barinze.html
BBC Profile of Cardinal Francis Arinze, April 18, 2005
Washington Post - Nigeria's Spiritual Rainmaker Is Eyed at Vatican.
Old-Line Papal Candidate Fostered Church's Growth. By Craig Timberg, April 17, 2005; A01.
White Smoke for a Black Pope? Whether or not Cardinal Arinze is elected to succeed John Paul II, his moment in the spotlight is serving as a reality check. By Pamela Schaeffer, managing editor of National Catholic Reporter. Extensive article, includes links to Arinze's speeches. "This article originally appeared on Beliefnet in October 2000." http://www.beliefnet.com/story/48/story_4829_1.html
Francis Arinze: First black pope? By Uwe Siemon-Netto. April 1, 2005. Article by United Press International Religion Editor Siemon-Netto. http://www.washtimes.com/upi-breaking/20050401-020800-4872r.htm
Cardinal Arinze to Head CDW. Article by Helen Hull Hitchcock in Adoremus Bulletin, October 2002 on Arinze's appointment as
prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. Includes biographical information. Adoremus is a liturgical journal published by Adoremus: Society for the Renewal of the Sacred Liturgy in St. Louis, Missouri. http://www.adoremus.org/1002CardinalArinze.html
Francis Cardinal Arinze speaks on interreligious dialogue, October 26, 2000. Includes
full text of the speech.
Homily of Cardinal Francis Arinze for the laying
of the foundation stone of Pope John Paul II Regional Seminary in Opkuno,
Diocese of Awka, Nigeria. 23 September 2000.
Guardian (London) - The
Guardian profile: Cardinal Francis Arinze,
October 3, 2003 article
Feb. 4, 1999 Press Release - Arinze to speak at Wake Forest Commencement
Wake Forest April 21, 1999 Press Release, Cardinal Arinze to deliver commencement
For additional articles, use the Wake
Forest News Service Search box at the
bottom of the page. http://www.wfu.edu/wfunews/99releases/042199c.htm
- "Will Arinze be the first Black Pope? To our Brother Cardinal
Arinze: May your pastoral lineage endure!" April 7, 1999. From USAfrica
Presentation of a plaque to Arinze at a roundtable dialogue on
Muslim-Christian relations. http://www.twf.org/News/Y1997/Cardinal.html
Catholic Familyland sells DVDs, CDs, video and audio tapes by Cardinal Arinze
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* According to information from www.catholic-hierarchy.org, a non-offiical site by David Cheney * Cardinal Arinze resigned as Prefect of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments April 2, 2005 and became Cardinal, Prefect Emeritus.Mr. Cheney notes that
"Almost all prefects of curial departments lose their jobs upon the death of the pope." Thus there are a large number of curial resignations dated 2 April. "Once a new pope is selected, he has the option (and often does) to reinstate the previous officials."