Cardinal Levada to retire soon as head of CDF?
Catholic World News - June 25, 2012
Cardinal William Levada, the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, will step down before the end of June, according to the Vatican Insider.
Cardinal Levada, who at 76 is already beyond the normal retirement age, has indicated that he would retire to the US. The California native has served for 7 years as the head of the Vatican’s doctrinal congregation. Pope Benedict chose him in 2005 to fill the post that he, as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, had occupied for more than 20 years.
In 2005, it was generally believed that Pope Benedict wanted an American prelate to head the Congregation because of the extraordinary number of sex-abuse cases from the US on the docket of the dicastery. The leading candidate to replace Cardinal Levada, according to several Vatican journalists, is now a German: Bishop Gerhard Müller of Regensburg.
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