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Cardinal Raymond Burke says his recovery slow after COVID-19

Sep. 27, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A high-ranking Roman Catholic cardinal who was placed on a ventilator after contracting COVID-19 said he has moved into a house but is still struggling to recover from the disease. Cardinal Raymond Burke, 73, one of the church's most outspoken...

Pope questions vaccine skeptics, including cardinals

Sep. 15, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis said Wednesday he didn’t understand why people refuse to take COVID-19 vaccines, saying “humanity has a history of friendship with vaccines,” and that serene discussion about the shots was necessary to help them. “Even...

Cardinal to begin rehabilitation after contracting COVID-19

Aug. 30, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A top-ranking Roman Catholic cardinal who eschewed the COVID-19 vaccine said he will soon begin rehabilitation after contracting the coronavirus and spending days on a ventilator. Cardinal Raymond Burke, 73, one of the church's most outspoken...

The Latest: Kentucky Supreme Court reins in Gov. Beshear

Aug. 21, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky governor’s efforts to combat COVID-19 have suffered a landmark legal defeat. The state’s high court on Saturday cleared the way for laws reining in his emergency powers to take effect. The state Supreme Court ordered a lower court to...

Cardinal Burke off ventilator, still hospitalized with COVID

Aug. 21, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A high-ranking Roman Catholic cardinal who was hospitalized after contracting COVID-19 is off a ventilator and is being moved out of intensive care, according to officials at a Wisconsin shrine that he founded. Cardinal Raymond Burke was to return...

Cardinal in serious condition after contracting COVID-19

Aug. 18, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A high-ranking Catholic cardinal who has COVID-19 is alive but in serious condition and has been sedated, according to officials at a Wisconsin shrine that he founded. Cardinal Raymond Burke, one of Pope Francis' loudest...

The Latest: New Zealand has first local virus case in months

Aug. 16, 2021 23:48 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has detected its first community transmission of the coronavirus in months, triggering urgent meetings among top lawmakers. Health officials say the positive case was found in Auckland on Tuesday afternoon and has no known link to...

Cardinal hospitalized with COVID, breathing with ventilator

Aug. 16, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Cardinal Raymond Burke, one of the Catholic Church's most outspoken conservatives and a vaccine skeptic, said he has COVID-19 and his staff said he is breathing through a ventilator. Burke tweeted Aug. 10 that he had caught the virus, was resting...