Cardinal Burke off ventilator, still hospitalized with COVID

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin shrine founded by a high-ranking Roman Catholic cardinal who has COVID-19 says he has been taken off a ventilator. Cardinal Raymond Burke had previously been sedated at an undisclosed hospital after tweeting Aug. 10 that he had contracted the coronavirus. Burke founded the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Officials with the shrine issued a statement Saturday that said Burke was still hospitalized but would be moved from intensive care. It says Burke is grateful for the many prayers on his behalf. Burke has built a reputation as a fiercely conservative cleric and one of Pope Francis’ staunchest critics.

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