Before Dismissal of Cardinal Müller, Pope Asked Five Pointed Questions

[Before Dismissal of Cardinal Müller, Pope Asked Five Pointed Questions]


According to this report, Cardinal Müller was called to the Apostolic Palace on 30 June, and he thus went there with his working files, assuming that this meeting would be a usual working session. The pope told him, however, that he only had five questions for him:

Are you in favor of, or against, a female diaconate? “I am against it,” responded Cardinal Müller.

Are you in favor of, or against, the repeal of celibacy? “Of course I am against it,” the cardinal responded.

Are you in favor of, or against female priests? “I am very decisively against it,” replied Cardinal Müller.

Are you willing to defend Amoris Laetitia? “As far as it is possible for me,” the Prefect of the Congregation for the Faith replied: “there still exist ambiguities.”

Are you willing to retract your complaint concerning the dismissal of three of your own employees? Cardinal Müller responded: “Holy Father, these were good, unblemished men whom I now lack, and it was not correct to dismiss them over my head, shortly before Christmas, so that they had to clear their offices by 28 December. I am missing them now.”

Source: Before Dismissal of Cardinal Müller, Pope Asked Five Pointed Questions Maike Hickson

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8 comments on “Before Dismissal of Cardinal Müller, Pope Asked Five Pointed Questions

  1. … The following information comes from the report of a trustworthy German source, who spoke to OnePeterFive on condition of anonymity. He quotes an eyewitness who recently sat with Cardinal Müller at lunch in Mainz, Germany. During that meal, Cardinal Müller is alleged to have disclosed…

    Skojec and Hickson have a future at the NY Times or Washington Post covering Trump. Enough with the intrigue.

  2. This is just the kind of thing that proves JorChe has long ago entered the Tyson Zone.

    Derived from the public persona of the renowned retired boxer and eminent philosopher Michael Gerard Tyson, one has entered the Tyson Zone when, if someone said, “Did you hear that (fill in person’s name) just (fill in the insane behavior: urinated on a Swiss Guard, began breeding unicorns, said he believes he is a female hippopotamus, etc.)?”, you would have no problem believing it was true.

    May his reign be short.

  3. Five Questions to Müller – Somebody Is Lying

    On Monday, OnePeterFive claimed that Francis asked Cardinal Müller five questions before sacking him: Source: Before Dismissal of Cardinal Müller, Pope Asked Five Pointed Questions.

    Now Greg Burke, the director of the Vatican Press Office, insisted in two emails that the story “is totally false”. Müller’s secretary denied the existence of such questions claiming that the report was “doing damage” to the Cardinal.

    However, OnePeterFive and its sources keep insisting on their version: There’s Nothing New in the Five Questions Story.

  4. She said, he said, he said, he said, he said, and on and on …

    Cardinal Müller Denies the Existence of „Five Questions”

    The claim that Pope Francis asked him five questions, before he fired him is „incorrect“, Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller told Die Tagpost: Mit „fake news“ gegen den Papst (With “Fake News” Against the Pope) [reported via Catholic News Agency as Cardinal Müller refutes claims about conversation with Pope].

    According to him his conversation with Francis and the way how it ended, were totally different from how they were described in some media.

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