American Cardinal Raymond Burke was removed last week from the head of the Apostolic Signatura (the Church’s judicial court in Rome), and appointed to the ceremonial post of chaplain to the Knights of Malta – a charity group. The Vatican gave no reason for this unusual demotion and redeployment – seldom are Vatican officials removed from their posts.But Cardinal Burke's immediate predecessor, Agostino Vallini, when removed from the same post as Burke, was, if my maths are correct, (and they very well may not be,) was all of 68. (I don't know if Vicar General of Rome is a kewl thing or not to be.)
Achille Silvestrini was 68.
I'm wondering if all the blogging, news, petitions, etc, are just a means of attacking... well, whomever one wishes to attack.