It is interesting to speculate how the rumored elevation of Monsignor Leonard to the college of cardinals might effect negotiations for an Anglican Rite Church in communion with Rome. What say you, Father P?Well, it would definitely be a slap across of the face for the Church of England. It would be a sign that Rome is finished with Canterbury and is ready to reward those who defect from Anglicanism. This was true in JH Newman's day but things got friendly between Canterbury and Rome in the 1970s. Maybe Rome is no longer interested in those kinds of ecumenical relations and ready to do something new.
It could also pave the way for the much debated Anglican "Uniat." I'm no expert on this subject. I don't know how Rome works, but maybe "Cardinal" Leonard could serve as a kind of "mitred priest" and be functionally a bishop, without actually being a bishop.
What think ye?