“Cardinal Raymond Burke is a 66-year-old guy who lives in Rome,
dresses like Queen Elizabeth,
and talks like someone who majored in misogyny at some bogus,
backwoods, Bible-banging tent school.”
( Mike Barnicle 2015 )
ROME – Despite widespread perceptions of animosity between Pope Francis and American Cardinal Raymond Burke, seen as the leader of the pope’s conservative opposition, the pontiff has declared in a new interview that “I do not see Cardinal Burke as an enemy.”
Francis also denied that the recent decision to send him to Guam to lead a canonical trial of an archbishop accused of sexually abusing minors was any kind of exile.
“Cardinal Burke was [in Guam] because of some terrible incidents there.
For that I’m very grateful to him, he’s an excellent lawyer, but I believe the assignment is almost completed,” the pope said.