Friday, January 9, 2015

Cardinal Burke's audience with Pope Francis

John Allen has the details
Burke’s encounter lasted 45 minutes and came as part of a series of morning sessions for the pontiff with several other prelates, including Polish Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski, who heads the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education, and Cardinal André Vingt-Trois of Paris.

The 66-year-old American cardinal emerged as one of the leaders of the conservative camp at last fall’s Synod of Bishops on the family, at one point openly suggesting that Pope Francis owed the world an apology for sowing “confusion” about Catholic teaching on family matters, especially Communion for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics.

A Vatican spokesman told Crux on Thursday, however, that the meeting with Francis was “routine” in light of Burke’s new role.
full article at Crux

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