Cardinal Burke has now also been removed for the Congregation of the Causes of the Saints
Cardinal Burke also removed from Congregation for Cause of Saintsimage
Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 4:33:13 PM by piusv
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(Vatican) Francis Pope took today personnel decisions to another Roman Pontifical Council ago. The Catholic Church leader confirmed Cardinal Angelo Amato as prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints . However, Cardinal Amato will continue only after the formula " Donec aliter provideatur " and thus provisionally in office. In contrast, Pope Francis Archbishop Marcello Bartolucci confirmed as secretary of the Congregation with regular term. This difference in treatment suggests that Cardinal Amato is the future of the Roman Curia , at least as Prefect of the Congregation , not backed up.
Cardinal Burke fallen out of favor with Pope Francis ? On Monday distant Pope Francis Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke as a member of the Congregation for Bishops (see separate report Other victims of the curia reconstruction - Cardinal Burke removed from the Congregation for Bishops ) . Today he dismissed him as a member of the Congregation of Saints . Pope Francis seems to dismantle the traditional friendly U.S. Cardinal gradually . That Cardinal Burke was not among the Francis - voters , in Rome applies since April as an open secret. Whether he is therefore dropped or because of his partisanship for the extraordinary form of the Roman rite with Pope Francis in disgrace, is not known. Currently, Cardinal Burke is only a member of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments . One of the three Departments of , has not yet decided on the Pope Francis.