Vatican Diplomat Accuses Francis of Covering for Cardinal’s Sexual Abuse

Sparta Report | 8/27/2018 | Doomberg
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When Pope Francis was originally chosen as the Pope, one of the stated reasons for the Cardinals’ choice was that he was supposed to help move the church past the pedophilia scandal which had badly tainted it. Francis was supposed to close the book on this chapter in the church’s history and clean things up.

I think now that he was brought in to help cover it up, not clean house:

Testament - Apostolic - Nuncio - United - States

In an extraordinary 11-page written testament, a former apostolic nuncio to the United States has accused several senior prelates of complicity in covering up Archbishop Theodore McCarrick’s allegations of sexual abuse, and has claimed that Pope Francis knew about sanctions imposed on then-Cardinal McCarrick by Pope Benedict XVI but chose to repeal them.

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, 77, who served as apostolic nuncio in Washington D.C. from 2011 to 2016, said that in the late 2000s, Benedict had “imposed on Cardinal McCarrick sanctions similar to those now imposed on him by Pope Francis” and that Viganò personally told Pope Francis about those sanctions in 2013.

Archbishop - Viganò - Statement - Register - Media

Archbishop Viganò said in his written statement, simultaneously released to the Register and other media, (see full text below) that Pope Francis “continued to cover” for McCarrick and not only did he “not take into account the sanctions that Pope Benedict had imposed on him” but also made McCarrick “his...
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