Pope Francis accepted Cardinal Sarah’s resignation Feb. 20, and no successor has been appointed. In the meantime, Pope Francis appointed Bishop Claudio Maniago of Castellaneta as an inspector to the Congregation.
Bishop Maniago is president of the Italian Bishops’ Conference’s Liturgical Commission, and he oversaw the new translation of the Roman Missal into Italian. His appointment as the inspector was not made public in any of the Holy See official publications.
According to the sources consulted by CNA in Rome, Bishop Maniago “spent three days before Easter in the congregation, had talks with each of the officials and then left.” The questions were “mostly about daily work at the Congregation, tasks, and views about liturgy.”
Bishop Maniago was supposed to report to the Pope about the daily work of the congregation and eventually advance some proposals for the reforming of the congregation’s tasks as part of the pending completion of curial reform.