Becomes a "mere symbol"
Mon November 10, 2014
- The Vatican announced a new assignment for American cardinal Raymond Burke
- Burke had a post on the Vatican's supreme court
- Now he is in a position with little responsibility
- Burke has been outspoken about the direction the church is heading
Cardinal Raymond Burke, a leading conservative, has been vocal in his criticism of the direction the Pope is leading the Catholic Church in.
Burke was one of the highest ranking Americans in the church hierarchy in his position on the Vatican's supreme court. But he was reassigned to the position of Patron of the Order of Malta, the Vatican announced on Saturday. The National Catholic Reporter points out that Burke's new post is a job that "has almost no responsibilities."
The Vatican did not give a reason for the demotion.