Pope Francis today made some sweeping changes to the membership of the Congregation for Bishops.
Although he re-confirmed Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet PSS as prefect of the Congregation (a position he has held since 2010), the Holy Father significantly altered the congregation’s membership, a body that shares advice on the appointments of bishops.
Most notably, Francis has chosen to replace 65 year-old Cardinal Raymond Burke as a member of the Congregation. Currently, the cardinal heads the Apostolic Signatura, the Church's equivalent of a 'supreme court.'
But as well as the American-born cardinal, the Pope also replaced Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, 69, currently head of the...READ MORE