In 2006 Msgr Victor M. Fernández published a criticism of Msgr Livio Melina: his position on contraception was too inflexible and uncharitable. However, this was the position of the Magisterium of the Church.
The new Prefect of the Doctrine of the Faith is a carbon copy of Francis. And in the letter of appointment, the Dicastery called upon to say a definitive word becomes a source of "processes" and the door to promote the blessing of same-sex couples, female diaconate, and overcoming priestly celibacy.
Monsignor Heiner Wilmer is favoured to lead the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, despite evident contradictions to the magisterium. The fact the Pope even considers him lends support to the controversial “Synodale Weg”, of which Wilmer is a leading exponent, in thought and deed.