Cardinal Raymond Burke

Cardinal Raymond Burke

Cardinal Raymond Burke was ordained a bishop in 1995 by St. John Paul II. He served for almost nine years in the Diocese of La Crosse, WI, where he founded the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. In 2003, he was named archbishop of St. Louis. From 2008-2014, he was Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura in Rome. Pope Benedict XVI elevated him to the College of Cardinals in 2010. In 2014, he was named Patron of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and Malta.

Cardinal Burke has also served on the Congregation for Causes of Saints, the Congregation for Bishops, the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, the Congregation for Causes of Saints, and the Council of Cardinals and Bishops of the Section for Relations with States of the Secretariat of State.

Born in Richland Center, WI, Cardinal Burke completed his studies for the priesthood at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Pope Paul VI ordained him to the priesthood in 1975.