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BREAKING - EXCLUSIVE IN ENGLISH: Pope dismisses Cardinal Müller from CDF

Cardinal Müller has been dismissed by Pope Francis

Corrispondenza Romana & Rorate Caeli
June 30, 2017

CORRISPONDENZA ROMANA and RORATE CÆLI have just learned that His Eminence Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Faith since July 2, 2012, has been dismissed by Pope Francis on the exact expiry date of his five-year mandate.

Cardinal Müller is one of the cardinals who sought to interpret Amoris Laetitia along the lines of a hermeneutic of continuity with Church Tradition. This was enough to put him among the critics of the new course imposed by Pope Bergoglio.

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[English text by contributor Francesca Romana]


UPDATE (July 1st, 12:00 pm Rome Time):

As we reported first yesterday, the Holy See confirmed moments ago that the Pope has declined to renew the term of Cardinal Müller. He has named as new Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith its former Secretary, Spanish Jesuit Luis Maria Ladaria Ferrer.