(Vatican Radio) The Holy Father has named Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, until now Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, as Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.Vatican Radio
At the same time, His Holiness named Archbishop Dominique Mamberti as Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura. Archbishop Mamberti had been serving as Secretary for Relations with States.
Finally, the Supreme Pontiff has named as Secretary for Relations with States Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, who has been serving as Apostolic Nuncio to Australia.
The writing on the wall would be that Archbishop Mamberti agrees with Pope Francis' plan for a new legal implementation of marriage and Cardinal Wuerl's interpretation of Canon 915.
There is really no precedent for this political retribution which was planned some time ago (and was already in place prior to the Synod on the Family). Perhaps it was hoped the threat of exile would keep him quiet.