Cardinal Burke’s health has reportedly deteriorated

CNA Staff   By CNA Staff for CNA

Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke during the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul in St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, June 29, 2019. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA

Denver Newsroom, Aug 17, 2021 / 12:06 pm (CNA).

The condition of Raymond Cardinal Burke, who was recently hospitalized with Covid-19, has reportedly deteriorated.

A source who has spoken to someone close to the cardinal told CNA his condition has deteriorated, and the next 48 hours are crucial.

Cardinal Burke’s Twitter account had announced Aug. 14 that he “has been admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 and is being assisted by a ventilator. Doctors are encouraged by his progress. His Eminence faithfully prayed the Rosary for those suffering from the virus. On this Vigil of the Assumption, let us now pray the Rosary for him.”

A report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said the cardinal, who lives in Rome and is prefect emeritus of the Apostolic Signatura, became ill while visiting Wisconsin, where he was raised.

Amid rumors that he was seriously ill, the 73-year-old cardinal confirmed Aug. 10 that he had tested positive for Covid-19, tweeting: “Thanks be to God, I am resting comfortably and receiving excellent medical care. Please pray for me as I begin my recovery. Let us trust in Divine Providence. God bless you.”

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  1. This is very sad. Cardinal Burke is a good man known for his love of God and the Catholic Church, and being a voice for orthodoxy. I will pray 🙏 for him.

  2. His Eminence appears to be on the road to recovery. Prayers continuing for the Cardinal.

    PRAYERS ANSWERED: Cardinal Burke Expected to Leave ICU

    Friday, August 20, 2021
    Written by Michael J. Matt | Editor

    This just in from an old and highly trusted priest friend who is close to Cardinal Burke:

    Dear Friends in Christ,

    After a period under a medically induced coma, Card. Burke is steadily improving, no fever, respiration much better, doctors optimistic…His Eminence is expected to leave ICU in the next day or two. Deo Gratias!

    God be praised. Please keep praying as His Eminence is not out of the woods yet.

    God bless and Mary keep our good Cardinal Burke.

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