Former Archbishop of St. Louis who is the Cardinal Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura.
Pope Paul VI ordained Burke to the priesthood in 1975 at Saint Peter's Basilica.
He resigned as the chair of the Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital after they invited the pro-choice singer Sheryl Crow to perform.
He is the youngest of six children.
He had called President Barack Obama an "agent of death" due to his pro-choice views.