Müller's Firing – Francis’ Supporters Turn Away

Pope Francis' autocratic leadership has been criticised by the Austrian journalist Dietmar Neuwirth who shares Francis' liberal views. In Die Presse, Neuwirth asks for justice for Cardinal Gerhard Müller (69), whom Francis fired in early July without convincing reasons.

Neuwirth is no friend of Müller's Catholic positions, but the unceremonious sacking of Müller bothers him, "If Pope Francis is committed to justice and peace, does he not need to worry about these in his own house?" Neuwirth questions, whether Francis practises, what he preaches.