Conservative Cardinal Who Clashed With Pope Francis Confirms He Has Been Ousted
The head of the Catholic Church’s highest court speaks to BuzzFeed News from the Vatican. posted on Oct. 17, 2014, at 2:47 p.m.
- Lester Feder BuzzFeed Staff
Ellie Hall BuzzFeed Staff
Updated — 6:01 p.m. ET
Cardinal Raymond Burke leaves meeting during Extraordinary Synod on the Family in Vatican City. Franco Origlia / Getty Images
A top cardinal told BuzzFeed News on Friday that the worldwide meeting of church leaders coming to a close in Rome seemed to have been designed to “weaken the church’s teaching and practice” with the apparent blessing of Pope Francis.
Cardinal Raymond Burke, an American who heads the Vatican’s highest court of canon law, made the remarks in a phone interview from the Vatican, where a two-week Extraordinary Synod on the Family will conclude this weekend. An interim report of the discussions released…
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