A former bishop of the La Crosse Diocese is being punished by the Pope for being a source of “disunity” in the Catholic Church.
Pope Francis revoked the right of retired Cardinal Raymond Burke to have a subsidized Vatican apartment and salary.
The 75-year-old Burke, a western Wisconsin native, led the diocese in La Crosse for nine years beginning in 1995 and was named a cardinal 13 years ago — retiring from that position earlier this year.
He has become an outspoken critic of the Pope on issues such as acceptance of gay and transgender Catholics and other reform measures within the church.
Burke claims Francis is promoting a political agenda.
Burke reportedly spends much of his time at the Our Lady of Guadalupe shrine, which he founded outside of La Crosse.