26 June 2008

This is odd

In looking over the homily that Pope Benedict XVI delivered to the Eucharistic Congress in Quebec from Rome, I'm particularly struck by his opening words: "Lord Cardinals."

He then goes into the usual formality of greeting the various dignitaries present, making explicit mention of "the Lord Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Archbishop of Quebec, adn the Lord Cardinal Josef Tomko, special envoy for the congress."

At least he greets them in this way in the text provided by Zenit. Strangely, though, the title of "Lord" is missing from the English version on the Holy See's web site, thought the title very clearly is present in the French and Italian version of the same homily.

I wonder what's going on here.

Personally, I'd be very happy if he did address them as "Lord Cardinals," but I also wouldn't mind living in a castle.

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