Cardinal Müller, „No Differences with the Pope”

Cardinal Müller, „No Differences with the Pope”

Pope Francis informed Cardinal Gerhard Müller (69) only on Friday, that he would be replaced a day later as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Müller told the German “Allgemeine Zeitung” that he was surprised by the decision, but not alarmed, “There were no differences between me and Pope Francis.” Francis told Müller, that he will generally not extend the terms of five years, and Müller will be “the first” effected by this change.

Müller “is not bothered” about his dismissal, “Everyone has to retire once.” He will remain in Rome and work on pastoral and scientific projects. Müller regrets however, that some weeks ago Francis fired three of his “competent people”. According to press-reports they had dared to criticise Francis’ official party line.

Source: Cardinal Müller Reacts to Dismissal in Interview with German Newspaper (Rorate Caeli)

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