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Was Archbishop Raymond Burke’s appointment to head the Vatican’s high court a case of promoting someone to get rid of him?

Burke is beloved by conservative Catholics, who admire his outspoken opposition to abortion and his willingness to put politicians’ feet to the fire. On the other hand, some Catholics think he was a petty tyrant who threw around threats a little too freely.

National Catholic Reporter’s indefatigable John Allen takes a look at the questions behind Burke’s promotion here.

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