Archbishop Donald Wuerl's appointment as a cardinal was not a surprise, said Thomas J. Reese, a Jesuit priest and senior fellow at Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University and author of "Archbishop: Inside the Power Structure of the American Catholic Church."
"He has been very well liked in the Vatican," Reese said. "He is very smart and takes the teaching role of the bishops seriously. He is no liberal,
but he does not like confrontation, and has no interest in things like denying communion to pro-choice politicians or threatening people with excommunication."
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