Raymond Leo Burke

American Catholic cardinal

Raymond Leo Burke (born June 30, 1948) is an American prelate of the Catholic Church. He is a cardinal, and the patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. He led the Archdiocese of St. Louis from 2004 to 2008 and the Diocese of La Crosse from 1995 to 2004.

Burke in 2008

From June 2008 to November 2014, he was the prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura. He was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Burke became known for being against the COVID-19 vaccine.[1] In August 2021, he was hospitalized under critical condition after being diagnosed with COVID-19.[2][3]

References change

  1. "Cardinal Raymond Burke, vaccine skeptic, announces he has coronavirus". National Catholic Register. August 11, 2021. Archived from the original on August 11, 2021. Retrieved August 15, 2021.
  2. Neman, Daniel (August 14, 2021). "Cardinal Burke, former archbishop of St. Louis, has COVID-19, is on ventilator". STLtoday.com. Retrieved August 16, 2021.
  3. Giangrave, Claire (August 16, 2021). "Cardinal Burke on ventilator days after testing positive for coronavirus". National Catholic Reporter. Retrieved August 16, 2021.