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Cardinal Fernández Says Pope Francis and the Vatican Were Aware of His Erotic ‘Mystical Passion’ Book

Photo by Grzegorz Galazka/Mondadori Portfolio
Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernandez, prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, is shown Sept. 30, 2023, during the post-consistory courtesy visits to the new cardinals.

The prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith said in a Spanish-language interview that he foresaw the criticism he would receive for the 26-year-old book.