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Pope on McCarrick Claims: I Won’t Say a Word About It.posted on August 27, 2018
The Associated Press’ Nicole Winfield reports, “Pope Francis declined Sunday to confirm or deny claims by the Vatican’s retired ambassador to the United States that he knew in 2013 about sexual misconduct allegations against the former archbishop of Washington, Theodore McCarrick, but rehabilitated him anyway.” The pope underscored that journalists should judge the accuracy of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s claims for themselves. “I won’t say a word about it,” he told reporters aboard the papal plane. Winfield notes that Viganò, a hardline conservative, has a history of strained relations with the pope.