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Cardinal Burke & Russell Moore, Vatican Summer, 2012

Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke might be of some interest to Touchstone readers as a possible selection by the College of Cardinals meeting today to select a successor to Benedict XVI. Cardinal Burke is a reader of Touchstone. He is also a donor. He has also met with a number of the Senior Editors. How many I do not know for sure. I am certain James Hitchcock personally knows him from when Burke was Archbishop of St. Louis;  I have had the honor of having lunch with him in Rome (2010) where he expressed his appreciation for the work of Touchstone;  Russell Moore met him in the Vatican last summer. We like Cardinal Burke (as we liked Benedict XVI) and count him a friend. We also pray today for the selection of the right man to head the Roman Catholic Church today.