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Pope evicts outspoken US cardinal from Vatican


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 Davide Ghiglione in Rome & Lisa Lambert

Nov. 29 2023

Pope Francis is evicting US Cardinal Raymond Burke, an outspoken critic, from his Vatican apartment and revoking his salary.

Cardinal Burke is part of a group of American conservatives who have long opposed the Pope's plans for reforming the Catholic Church.

A Vatican source told the BBC that Pope Francis has not yet carried out his intention to evict the 75-year-old.

And the decision is not meant as a personal punishment, the source added.

Instead, it comes from the belief that a person should not enjoy cardinal privileges while criticising the head of the church.

Still, the move is "unprecedented in the Francis era", Christopher White, a Vatican observer who writes for the National Catholic Reporter, told the BBC.



Nov 27, 2023

Pope Francis recently announced his intention to evict Cardinal Burke from his lodgings in Rome and declared the prelate his ‘enemy,’ according to a report by the New Daily Compass.

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