Cardinal Burke removed from Congregation of Bishops

Posted on: 9:01 am, December 17, 2013, by

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(KPLR) – Cardinal Raymond Burke, a former St. Louis Archbishop, is removed from the Congregation of Bishops.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Pope Francis removed Burke from the group as part of a reorganization move.

No reason was given for the move, but news reports have noted contrasts between the liberal pope and the conservative Burke.

Burke will keep his position as president of the Vatican’s highest court.