Whereas the case of ex-cardinal and ex-priest Theodore McCarrick is making new waves within the media, Vatican Cardinal Secretary, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, introduced that an investigation was underway to seek out out who knew what and the way McCarrick got here to energy regardless of the open rumors of sexual misconduct, however he was obscure on a timeline.
Talking to the press on Could 29, Parolin insisted that the Holy See "repeated a number of occasions that he was conducting an investigation, which is to collect all of the documentation regarding this case".
In early October 2018, the Vatican issued a press release wherein it declared that Pope Francis had ordered a "thorough examine" of his archives regarding McCarrick and that the outcomes could be made public "in the end". So far, no outcomes of this assessment have been revealed. launched.
This assertion passed off following a bombshell issued final yr by former Vatican ambassador to the US, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, wherein he asserted that Francis and a lot of different Vatican officers had been conscious of allegations of misconduct in opposition to McCarrick.
Parolin didn’t say whether or not he was conscious of the restrictions or chronology of the investigation, saying that "as soon as this work is accomplished, there will probably be a declaration".
Parolin's phrases come a day after Crux and CBS revealed a letter confirming that casual restrictions had been imposed on McCarrick by the Vatican in 2008, and that then-Archbishop Cardinal Donald Wuerl appeared conscious and concerned in discussions on their implementation.
The correspondence was between McCarrick and Bishop Anthony Figueredo, a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark ordained by McCarrick and who was its private secretary from September 1994 to June 1995. He additionally served as private aide to the ex-prelate from Rome for nearly 20 years.
The correspondence additionally signifies that a number of senior Vatican officers had been conscious of Mr. McCarrick's alleged restrictions and misconduct, as he continued to journey and performed an more and more lively position in Vatican diplomacy, together with with the China.
In an interview revealed the identical day with Mexican journalist Valentina Alazraki, Pope Francis spoke in regards to the McCarrick affair, insisting that he was unaware of McCarrick's restrictions or misdeeds. .