Pope Francis Confirms Punishing Conservative US Cardinal

  • Pope Francis allegedly confirmed with a papal biographer his decision to take punitive measures against U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke.
  • Biographer Austen Ivereigh claimed in an article for the Catholic blog “Where Peter Is” to have spoken with Pope Francis about the situation at his residence in the Vatican.
  • Francis allegedly told the biographer that he did indeed revoke Burke’s pension and Vatican apartment because he was “using those privileges against the Church,” according to Ivereigh.