- Title: ITALY: DIONIGI TETTAMANZI REPLACES CARLO MARIA MARTINI AS CARDINAL OF MILAN
- Date: 29th September 2002
- Summary: (U7) MILAN, ITALY (SEPTEMBER 29, 2002) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. WIDE OF PIAZZA DUOMO WITH CROWDS GATHERED OUTSIDE THE CATHEDRAL 0.05 2. HIGH VIEW OF THE SQUARE FILLED WITH CROWDS 0.09 3. LV: CATHEDRAL COVERED IN SCAFFOLDING 0.13 4. SLV/MV: INCOMING CARDINAL DIONIGI TETTAMANZI WAVING TO THE CROWDS (2 SHOTS) 0.23 5. MV: CROWD APPLAUDING 0.24 7. MV/SV: OUTGOING CARDINAL CARLO MARIA MARTINI AND INCOMING CARDINAL TATTAMAZI SHAKING HANDS OUTSIDE THE CATHEDRAL (2 SHOTS) 0.33 8. WS: INTERIOR WITH PRIESTS APPLAUDING ENTRY OF THE TWO CARDINALS 0.43 9. MV: BEGINNING OF CEREMONY/BURNING OF INCENSE/SINGING 0.51 10. SV: PRIESTS FILING INTO THE CATHEDRAL BEHIND CARDINALS TETTAMANZI AND MARTINI 0.59 11. SV: PRIEST LOOKING ON 1.02 12. PAN: CARDINALS TETTAMANZI AND MARTINI FILING IN DURING CEREMONY (MARTINI IS THE TALLER ONE) 1.20 13. WIDE OF CEREMONY 1.23 14. PUSH IN/PAN: SCEPTRE BEING PASSED FROM CARDINAL MARTINI TO CARDINAL TETTAMANZI/THE MEN KISSING EACH OTHER / CARDINAL TETTAMANZI SITTING DOWN HOLDING SCEPTRE 2.04 15. WIDE OF CARDINAL TETTAMANZI SITTING DOWN HOLDING SCEPTRE 2.08 16. SCU/SV: PRIESTS AT THE CEREMONY LOOKING ON (2 SHOTS) 2.17 17. SLV/SV: PRIESTS LINING UP TO KISS CARDINAL TETTAMANZI IN WELCOME (2 SHOTS) 2.23 18. WIDE/MV OF THE CONGREGATION (2 SHOTS) 2.30 19. TILT: CEILING OF THE CATHEDRAL 2.33 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: MILAN, ITALY
- Country: Italy
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- Story Text: The city of Milan has welcomed a new cardinal to
oversee the archdiocese. Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi, is now
seen as the leading Italian candidate to succeed the ailing
Pope John Paul.
The 68-year old Dionigi Tettamanzi on Sunday (September
29) replaced Carlo Maria Martini as cardinal of Milan -- one
of the largest Catholic archdiocese in the world with some
five million faithful and 1,000 parishes.
As head of the powerful Milan archdiocese Tettamanzi is the
the leading Italian candidate to succeed the ailing Pontiff.
Tettamanzi had been cardinal in the northern city of Genoa
and this is the first time in recent history that a Pope has
transferred a cardinal from one Italian diocese to another.
The unusual move represents a promotion and has marked
Tettamanzi out as a favourite of Pope John Paul, strengthening
his position as a possible future head of the Catholic Church.
Tettamanzi, who was criticised by some politicians for
backing anti-globalisation protesters at a G8 summit of world
leaders in Genoa, is viewed in the Vatican as a moderate who
could mediate between liberals and conservatives.
Pope John Paul is a Pole who was elected Pontiff in 1978
-- the first non-Italian to hold the office in 455 years.
The Popes health has faded noticeably over the past year
as his Parkinson's disease takes its toll, fuelling
speculation in the Italian press that he might soon retire.
The Vatican has denied the rumours, making clear that he
will remain Pope until his death, but talk about who might
succeed him is still rife.
Tettamanzi was born in Milan in March 1934. He became a
priest in 1957 and steadily worked his way up through the
church hierarchy to be appointed cardinal of Genoa in 1998.
In the run-up to last years G8 summit, he called on
wealthy nations not to forget the poor, urging policies in
which man does not exist for globalisation, but globalisation
One African child sick with AIDS counts more than the
entire Universe, he told a convention ahead of the G8.
He gave his blessing to anti-globalisation protests during
the three-day gathering, and came in for heavy criticism from
conservative politicians after the demonstrations turned
violent, with one protester killed and hundreds more injured.
The outgoing cardinal of Milan, Martini, was seen as the
number one choice of liberal Catholics to take over the
papacy, before age and illness dimmed his chances.
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