German bishop a likely choice to head CDF?
Catholic World News - January 11, 2012
Bishop Gerhard Müller of Regensburg, Germany, met with Pope Benedict XVI in a private audience on January 11, amid rumors that he may be named the next prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF).
A former theology professor, Bishop Müller is a current member of the CDF as well as a longtime acquaintance of Pope Benedict. His name has been mentioned for months as a possible replacement for Cardinal William Levada, the current prefect of the CDF, who has passed the retirement age of 75 and has reportedly signaled an interest in stepping down soon.
A German blog added fuel to the speculation about Bishop Müller's possible appointment by reporting that the bishop is currently taking a course to strengthen his conversational skills in Italian.
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