Pope Francis sacks Vatican sexual abuse office boss

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1 July 2017

In what is considered to be a big shakeup, Pope Francis has replaced Catholicism’s top theologian, Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Mueller. Mueller, a conservative German cardinal, has reportedly been at odds for awhile with the pontiff’s vision of a more inclusive Church. In a statement from the Vatican Saturday, it was announced that Mueller’s five-year term as head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith would not be renewed. The 69-year-old, who was appointed by former Pope Benedict in 2012, will reportedly be succeeded by the key department’s second in charge, Archbishop Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer.

Pope shakes up Vatican by replacing conservative doctrinal chief: here.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Pope sacks head of sex abuse probes

Monday 3rd July 2017

POPE Francis sacked the head of the Vatican office that handles sex abuse cases at the weekend.

The dismissal of German Cardinal Gerhard Mueller underscores Irish clergy sex abuse survivor Marie Collins’s accusation in March that his department, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, had impeded the pontiff’s efforts to end internal cover-ups.

This department is responsible for processing and evaluating all claims that priests have raped or molested minors.

Pope Francis named Cardinal Mueller’s deputy Monsignor Luis Ladaria Ferrer, a Spanish Jesuit, as the new head of the powerful office.

During Cardinal Mueller’s five-year term, it amassed a 2,000-case backlog and came under blistering criticism from abuse survivors.

The German conservative cardinal also questioned Pope Francis’s attempts to be more open to “imperfect” Catholics, such as divorcees.

The Pope released Australian Cardinal George Pell last week from his position as papal treasurer to face charges of sex offences in his homeland.

13 thoughts on “Pope Francis sacks Vatican sexual abuse office boss

  1. Thx, but we dont think about a punishment of Müller. It also could be a plan, because April, 26th 2018 Cardinal Duka (Praha, CZ) has to office his office to the pope. Actually there is no one who is able to take this office.


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