Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, former papal nuncio to the United States under Pope Benedict XVI, released a statement that said that Pope Francis participated in the cover-up for ex-cardinal McCarrick. Furthermore, he stated that Pope Benedict had laid sanctions on McCarrick but these were lifted after Cardinal Bergoglio became Pope Francis. Recall that McCarrick played a huge role in that election. Many other prelates, the "usual suspects" were named by Vigano as being part of the cover-up.
One certainly must wonder now if Pope Benedict XVI resigned under duress. I'll have more to say about this as I digest it. Meanwhile I link now to the LifeSiteNews article. It has the full English translation as well as links to downloadable pdfs; please download them for I can see where nefarious elements in the Church might want to pull these offline. There is speculation that this testimony may call into question the continuance of Francis' papacy; as well it should.
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