In news that was expected, the Vatican announced U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke would be appointed to the role of Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. He had been up until now the Prefect of the Apostolic Signature. While this may not seem like a big deal to the average Catholic or casual observer, if the vatican were a corporation, this would be considered a demotion! Not to diminish the importance of the Order of Malta, but his new role will be mostly ceremonial.
Anyway, there are plenty of news organizations covering this, and other news from the Vatican. Here’s an article from EWTN’s News and another from Catholic News Service. Its interesting to read and observe the way some organizations report on this, and how they characterize Cardinal Burke. You can draw you own conclusions from that! In the meantime…
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