BOMBSHELL: Pope Francis Accused of Covering Up Abuse Scandal!
At LGD, we have very vocally been critical of Pope Francis. Both on a gut feeling level and looking at the "fruit" from the Francis tree, we've felt like this Pope was rotten from the very
At LGD, we have very vocally been critical of Pope Francis.
Both on a gut feeling level and looking at the “fruit” from the Francis tree, we’ve felt like this Pope was rotten from the very beginning.
As we’ve frequently pointed out, he seems more interested in taking up Far-Left causes than talking about Jesus. That’s not what you really want in a Pope.
And now a bombshell report was just released by CBS.
The essence of the report is that Francis knew many details about many abuse situations and took no action. For Pope Francis, who has very publicly called for “total transparency” in the church, knowing these horrific details and taking no action is akin to covering them up.
As stated by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano in the CBS report: “He [Pope Francis] must honestly state when he first learned about the crimes committed by McCarrick, who abused his authority with seminarians and priests. In any case, the Pope learned about it from me on June 23, 2013 and continued to cover him.”
There it is. Cover up. In the words of Archbishop Vigano himself.
From CBS News:
A former Vatican ambassador to the U.S. said Sunday that he told Pope Francis in 2013 about allegations of sexual abuse against a prominent priest — and that Francis took no action. Now he is calling for Francis to step down.
Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano made the claims in a lengthy statement that concludes with a call for Francis’ resignation: “In this extremely dramatic moment for the universal Church, he must acknowledge his mistakes and, in keeping with the proclaimed principle of zero tolerance, Pope Francis must be the first to set a good example to Cardinals and Bishops who covered up McCarrick’s abuses and resign along with all of them,” he writes.
CBS News spoke on a video call with Vigano, who confirmed he wrote the statement and said he was speaking out now “to combat the grave situation in the church, to protect the church and also to stop future abuse.” He told CBS News producer Anna Matranga that he had no agenda and was stating facts.
Vigano, who retired in 2016 at age 75, described an exchange with Francis on June 23, 2013, shortly after he became pope. It involved Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington, D.C., who resigned last month over claims he sexually abused seminary students and an altar boy.
Vigano writes that he told Francis about the allegations: “Holy Father, I don’t know if you know Cardinal McCarrick, but if you ask the Congregation for Bishops there is a dossier this thick about him. He corrupted generations of seminarians and priests and Pope Benedict ordered him to withdraw to a life of prayer and penance.”
Vigano writes the pope did not respond to the statement, and McCarrick continued in his role as a public figure for the church.
Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, then-Apostolic Nuncio to United States, listens to remarks at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ annual fall meeting, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, in Baltimore.
“Pope Francis has repeatedly asked for total transparency in the Church,” Vigano continues. “He must honestly state when he first learned about the crimes committed by McCarrick, who abused his authority with seminarians and priests. In any case, the Pope learned about it from me on June 23, 2013 and continued to cover him.”
Pope Francis addressed the sex abuse scandal on Saturday in comments made in Dublin. “The failure of ecclesiastical authorities — bishops, religious superiors, priests and others — to adequately address these repugnant crimes has rightly given rise to outrage, and remains a source of pain and shame for the Catholic community,” he said. “I myself share these sentiments.”
Pope Francis accepted McCarrick’s resignation on July 28. McCarrick has maintained his innocence.
Father Boniface Ramsey of New York told CBS News this month that he repeatedly complained about McCarrick and heard about his disturbing behavior as early as 1986.
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Enough is enough with this catholic church. It’s not CHRISTIAN. It’s rotten to the very top!
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