Cardinal Burke to CWR: confirms transfer, praises pushback, addresses controversy over remarks by Cardinal Kasper

‘It is profoundly sad and scandalous that such remarks were made by a Cardinal of the Church’

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18, 2014 – Catholic World Report published an exclusive interview today with Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, in which he confirmed that he is leaving his position as Prefect, remarked on the reactions against the Relatio released this past Monday, reflected on the importance of the texts issued by the ten small groups, and commented on the recent controversy over an interview given by Cardinal Walter Kasper of Germany.

To read the entire exclusive interview, visit

Burke is a contributor, along with four other cardinals (and four additional scholars), to the new book, REMAINING IN THE TRUTH OF CHRIST: Marriage and Communion in the Catholic Church (Ignatius Press).

For more information, or to schedule an interview with Carl Olson, editor of Catholic World Report, please contact Kevin Wandra (866-777-2313, ext. 701 or of Carmel Communications.


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