But one happened today! The other involves a new papal master of ceremonies.
From Papa Ratzinger Forum:
One has been bruited about for the past few weeks – Biblical scholar Gianfranco Ravasi, currently prefect of the Ambrosian Library in Milan, to be named President of the Pontifical Council for Culture to succeed retiring Cardinal Paul Poupard. [happened today]
Ravasi will reportedly be one of five prelates to be consecrated as bishops by Pope Benedict XVI at St. Peter’s Basilica on September 29, a first in his Pontificate, along with Mons. Mietek Mocryczky, who will be consecrated Archbishop Coadjutor of Lviv of the Latins (Ukraine).
The other has been long speculated and now there’s even a replacement – the master of papal liturgical ceremonies Archbishop Marini will be replaced by another Marini, Archbishop Guido Marini, 46, who is currently ceremonial master for Archbishop Angelo Bagnasco in Genoa, as has been secretary to Cardinals Canestri, Tettamanzi and Bertone.
The older Marini will be appointed President of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses, to succeed retiring Cardinal Jozef Tomko. He reportedly declined taking charge of an Italian diocese, preferring to remain in Rome as part of the Curia, where he has always worked, having started as an assistant to Cardinal Annibale Bugnini, architect of the liturgical reforms put into force by Pope Paul VI.