Cardinal Burke After the Audience: "I’m Still Alive"
After his first private audience with Francis since 2016, Cardinal Raymond Burke told Reuters.com: "Well, I'm still alive". He declined to discuss the content of the meeting. He wore his usual full-length black coat, black hat and rosary beads in his left hand. The Cardinal's statement was, perhaps unintentionally, a dig at Francis, who once used the same phrase as he left the Gemelli clinic. Last month, Francis told Vatican officials at a regular meeting of the heads of the Roman dicasteries that he had decided to strip Burke of his home and income, a decision that caused worldwide outrage, even among Francis' supporters. Source