Benedict XVI penned a letter for Card. Müller’s 70th birthday.

Posted December 27, 2017 7:40 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Benedict XVI penned a letter for Card. Müller’s 70th birthday.

Pope Benedict has written a longish letter to Card. Müller, once Prefect of the CDF and now… Card. Müller, on the occasion of his 70th birthday.
The German text is HERE.
The letter was written for a “Festschrift”, a commemorative collection of essays on the some important occasion or anniversary for an honoree.
I’m not in mood to work real hard tonight, but the thrust of Benedict’s letter, is that, even though Müller does not present have an office, he remains a role in the Church as a cardinal.  (Benedict knows something about not having an office, but retaining a “role”.)
A cardinal isn’t really ever

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