Carlo Maria Viganò accused cardinals who investigated case Vatileaks have silenced allegations that he himself sent to Vatican
A former nuncio of U.S., accusing Pope of knowing abuses of cardinal McCarrick
The Pope meets in Dublin with victims of abuse, recognizing his "shame" by "failure" of Church
The attacks against Pope Francis does not cease. Carlo Maria Viganò, former apostolic nuncio in Washington who charged in a letter to Francis of having covered up sexual abuse committed by former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, has explained that its action was motivated because "corruption" had come "to top of hierarchy of Church." In an interview, Viganò insists in his complaint against Pontiff, and he accuses three cardinals who investigated first case Vatileaks in 2012 you have silenced allegations that he himself sent to Vatican.
In an interview published on blog of journalist expert in information Vatican, Aldo Maria Valli, one of five journalists who published document in which Viganò was explicitly called for resignation of Bergoglio, former apostolic nuncio denies that his attack on Pontiff and curia is a 'vendetta' motivated by not having been promoted to cardinal, as suggested by some media, and he claims that his goal is only to make known " truth".
"I am writing to reporters: why not ask what has happened with box of documents that, we saw all, Pope Benedict gave Pope Francis at Castel Gandolfo?", it is asked in interview Viganò. "It would have been enough to follow report which was made after my statement before three cardinals in charge of investigations on case Vatileaks [Julián Herranz, Jozef Tomko, and Salvador De Giorgi] to start to do a little cleaning in curia," former senior diplomat from vatican, retired from month of January having reached age of retirement.
The Vatican has not responded to attack by archbishop Viganò. The Pontiff is shown "hurt" by allegations but "not planning to resign", according to vatican sources to ANSA news agency.
During flight back from his trip to Ireland last Sunday, pontiff refused to comment on controversial document that had been published a few hours before and asked journalists to judge for mselves. "When you spend a bit of time and have drawn ir conclusions, perhaps to talk," he added. This Wednesday, during general Audience in St. Peter's square, Francis again referred to his controversial trip to Ireland at end of last week to participate in World Meeting of Families, which was monopolized by allegations of abuses by catholic clergy in country for decades.
The Pontiff said that during his visit to Ireland, "should take care of pain, bitterness for sufferings caused in this country by various forms of abuse" on part of members of Church. As well as by fact that "church authorities in past failed to deal adequately with se crimes,". The Pope also recalled "deep mark" he left meeting with eight victims with which it met in Dublin.The Vatican knew about abuses, according to attorney
While in Vatican begin to sound drums of war, on or side of Atlantic continue to revelations about report made public two weeks ago by Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (USA), which revealed that more than 300 priests abused children during past seven decades. The attorney general of Pennsylvania, Josh Shapiro, said in a television interview that in Vatican were aware of cover-up of sexual abuse of minors committed by catholic priests in us state.
Shapiro said that despite fact that for years american bishops refused to systematically abuse and diocese moved from parish priests pedophiles to silence crimes, bishops mselves, documented case and sent information to Vatican, as y were able to verify researchers after agreeing to a number of secret files.
"There are specific examples in which when did abuse -said prosecutor general - bishops lied to parishioners, forces of law, to public, but n documented m all in several secret files that y shared frequently with Vatican," said Shapiro in an interview to american chain CBS. Shapiro already denounced alleged cover-up of Vatican when he presented comprehensive research on 14th of August. But now, as n, it is not pointed directly to Pope Francis or any of his predecessors.Updated Date: 30 August 2018, 03:27