Pope dismisses doctrine chief in turbulent week for Vatican

Pope dismisses doctrine chief in turbulent week for VaticanPope Francis has dismissed the church’s chief of doctrine, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller — one of the most powerful cardinals at the Vatican — and appointed a Spanish archbishop to the role, the Vatican said Saturday. German conservative Mueller, 69, who served a five-year posting as head of the powerful department responsible for church doctrine, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), had clashed with the pope over key reform issues.



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