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Pope Francis Makes Interesting Statement By Replacing Conservative Doctrinal Chief - The Inquisitr

It's been a rough few days for the Catholic Church. First, Australian Cardinal George Pell — the third-ranking official in the Holy See — was charged with sexual abuse after the police received several complaints from alleged victims. Pope Francis ...and more »

Pope Francis Ousts Conservative Doctrine Chief at Vatican - Wall Street Journal

ROME— Pope Francis named a new head of the Vatican's doctrinal office, sidelining a leading opponent of his efforts to liberalize the Catholic Church and further diminishing a body already much weakened under his pontificate. Pope Francis ousted ...and more »

Pope sacks Vatican cardinal handling abuse cases -

Pope Francis has dismissed the church's chief of doctrine, Cardinal Gerhard Muller - one of the most powerful cardinals at the Vatican - head of the Vatican office that processes and evaluates all cases of priests accused of raping or molesting minors.and more »

Pope dismisses doctrine chief in a week of Vatican turmoil - The Times of Israel

Jesuit Monsignor Luis Ladaria Ferrer gets powerful role that handles sex abuse cases and guarantees Catholic orthodoxy around the world. By Nicole Winfield 1 July 2017, 4:02 pm 0 Edit · Facebook · Twitter · email; Print; 12 shares. Cardinals and ...and more »

Pope Francis shakes up the Vatican by replacing Catholicism's hardline leading doctrine chief - Daily Mail

Pope Francis has replaced the Catholic Church's top theologian in a major shake up of the Vatican. It emerged today that Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Mueller - the Church's hardline doctrinal watchdog who has publicly clashed with the pope over divorce ...and more »

Cardinal Müller: There's no problem between me, Pope Francis - Catholic News Agency

Vatican City, Jul 2, 2017 / 09:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a brief interview given just hours after hearing that he would no longer be heading the Vatican's doctrine office, Cardinal Gerhard Müller said the decision was normal, and was not the result of ...and more »

Op-Ed: Is it really possible to reform the Vatican? - Daily Maverick

Things got tough in Rome last week. First, on Thursday, Australian police in the state of Victoria announced that they have filed sex abuse charges against Cardinal George Pell. Pell was moved from Sydney to Rome by Pope Francis in 2014 to spearhead ...and more »

How Cardinal Pell Rose to Power, Trailed by a Cloud of Scandal - New York Times

SYDNEY — When more than a dozen sexual abuse victims from Cardinal George Pell's hometown in Australia, Ballarat, flew to Rome to meet with him last year, they carried crushing stories of pain caused by local priests, and varied demands for Vatican ...and more »

Pope Francis Ousts Powerful Conservative Cardinal - New York Times

ROME — Pope Francis earlier this year ordered Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller, the top doctrinal watchdog in the Roman Catholic Church, to fire three priests from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which is the keeper of the church's ...and more »

Pope Francis's toleration of sexually abusive clergy leaves a stain - Washington Post

POPE FRANCIS, who pledged a policy of “zero tolerance” for sexually abusive clergy in the Catholic Church, has turned out to be all too tolerant. On Thursday, Australian police brought criminal charges against Cardinal George Pell, a top Vatican ...and more »