Cardinal Castrillon denies he has been asked to step down
Vatican City, Apr 8, 2009 / 04:07 pm (CNA).- Responding to reports in the media, the president of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos, said that he has not received any letter from Pope Benedict XVI asking him to step down from the post.
“This is news to me,” he said. “As far as I know, at least, Pope Benedict XVI has not removed me…Maybe the letter just hasn’t arrived yet, but the Holy Father has absolutely not asked me to step down,” he told RCN Radio.
“That’s the news I have received up to now from Colombia, although anything is possible,” the cardinal said.
Step down for… what… doing his job?
The Pontifical Commission of which he is the President, has a mandate. He has worked to fulfill that mandate.
Of course he serves at the pleasure of the Holy Father.