Frankly, this latest comes as no surprise. It was just a matter of time. From LifeSiteNews today, we read that the New Daily Compass reported on Francis' alleged intentions to evict Cardinal Burke from his apartment in Rome and to terminate his salary. During a meeting with the heads of the Roman curia on November 20th, he is reported as saying, "Cardinal Burke is my enemy, so I am taking away his flat and salary." My! Isn't all this "papal accompaniment" so, so ... special?
Now two questions come to mind:
- What else will Francis do to Burke? Bear in mind that Francis is reportedly having health issues. Burke, presently a Cardinal, is eligible to vote in the next papal conclave.
- Who is next?