Pope Francis made one comment that everyone thinks ended his career
Pope Francis and the Catholic Church are facing a massive scandal.
The Pope finally addressed the bombshell report that he knew about the sexual abuse scandal that rocked the church.
And he made the one comment that had everyone thinking his career was over.
The Pennsylvania grand jury report detailing allegations of sexual abuse by Cardinal McCarrick sickened Americans.
This scandal took a disturbing turn when Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano claimed Pope Francis knew about McCarrick and enabled his predatory behavior.
The Daily Caller reports:
Pope Francis refused Sunday to address accusations from the former top Vatican diplomat to the U.S. that he knew of and ignored Cardinal McCarrick’s abuses.
Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò released an 11-page letter Sunday morning detailing the alleged efforts of Francis and scores of other Vatican officials to protect and empower McCarrick despite knowing of accusations that he abused seminarians. Francis said Sunday he would not comment on the letter, as he believes that it “speaks for itself.”
Francis acknowledged he had read the letter, but said he would let journalists draw their own conclusions about it.
“It’s an act of trust,” he said, according to The Associated Press. “I won’t say a word about it.”
Critics contend that Francis should resign.
The McCarrick scandal has the potential to decimate the Catholic Church in America.
At least one state attorney general – Josh Hawley of Missouri – has opened up an investigation similar to Pennsylvania’s.
Pope Francis had already been criticized for his slow response to this horrific story.
For the Catholic Church to push past this scandal, the Vatican must forcefully denounce the abuse, fight to expose any predators in the ranks, hold everyone accountable and put into place safeguards that prevent this from ever happening again.