Pope Francis appoints Raymond Leo Burke Cardinalis Patronus of the Sovereign Order of Malta

Rome, 8 November 2014

 

Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke has been appointed Cardinalis Patronus of the Sovereign Order of Malta by His Holiness Pope Francis. Previously Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, he succeeds Cardinal Paolo Sardi, who was appointed Patron of the Sovereign Order of Malta in 2009 by Pope Benedict XVI.