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Former Vatican official claims Pope Francis knew of abusive ex-cardinal, calls for his resignation
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/pope-francis-knew-of-abusive-priest-claims-former-vatican-official-carlo-maria-vigano/

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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.

This is really bad. They are even calls for Pope Francis to resign.

Ex-Nuncio Accuses Pope Francis of Failing to Act on McCarrick’s Abuse
http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/ex-nuncio-accuses-pope-francis-of-failing-to-act-on-mccarricks-abuse
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My wife and I were discussing this this morning.  There's no way out for Pope Francis, we feel.
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My wife and I were discussing this this morning.  There's no way out for Pope Francis, we feel.

If he knew about the abuse and the sanctions that were in place, and lifted the sanctions, he's pretty much condoned the behavior.  If he then allowed that cardinal to make personnel decisions, that's even worse.

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If he knew about the abuse and the sanctions that were in place, and lifted the sanctions, he's pretty much condoned the behavior.  If he then allowed that cardinal to make personnel decisions, that's even worse.

That’s what happened.   Benedict XVI put sanctions in place, and Francis removed them.
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Chances of Frankie acknowledging the F-up, taking responsibility, and resigning = zero.  It's all somehow the fault of the White NW Euro-USA Capitalist patriarchy climate change deniers.
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