POPE FRANCIS IS BEGGING HIS FLOCK TO KEEP FOLLOWING… He asked for forgiveness in the ever-broadening and escalating child pedophilia scandal among priests in the Roman Catholic Church across the world, but most recently within the confines of multiple Dioceses in Pennsylvania.
The pontiff made the comments at the Marian shrine in Knock during the second day of an historic trip to the Republic of Ireland. He said no-one could fail to be moved by stories of those who “suffered abuse, were robbed of their innocence and left scarred by painful memories.” It is the first papal visit to Ireland in 39 years.
BUT now a shock!
The Vatican’s ex-ambassador says that Pope Francis and Benedict knew of sexual misconduct allegations against a Cardinal and acted with complicity!
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Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò claims Pope Francis withdrew sanctions against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick..
In an extraordinary 11-page written testament, a former apostolic nuncio to the United States has accused several senior prelates of complicity in covering up Archbishop Theodore McCarrick’s allegations of sexual abuse, and has claimed that Pope Francis knew about sanctions imposed on then-Cardinal McCarrick by Pope Benedict XVI but chose to repeal them.
Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, 77, who served as apostolic nuncio in Washington D.C. from 2011 to 2016, said that in the late 2000s, Benedict had “imposed on Cardinal McCarrick sanctions similar to those now imposed on him by Pope Francis” and that Viganò personally told Pope Francis about those sanctions in 2013.
Archbishop Viganò said in his written statement, simultaneously released to the Register and other media, (see full text below) that Pope Francis “continued to cover” for McCarrick and not only did he “not take into account the sanctions that Pope Benedict had imposed on him” but also made McCarrick “his trusted counselor.” Viganò said that the former archbishop of Washington advised the Pope to appoint a number of bishops in the United States, including Cardinals Blase Cupich of Chicago and Joseph Tobin of Newark.
There is a lot more..
Which you can read about here in the full 11-page document that has been translated from Italian to English