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A former Vatican representative to the United States is calling on Pope Francis to resign writing in an 11-page testament that he knew of the sex abuse allegations against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick but covered them up.

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, 77, who served as apostolic nuncio in Washington DC from 2011 to 2016 said that Pope Francis knew of the allegations as early as 2013, according to the National Catholic Register.

The article goes on to state the following:

Vigano said in his letter that he personally told Pope Francis that McCarrick was accused of inappropriate behavior and Pope Benedict XVI imposed sanctions on McCarrick ordering him to a life of penance.

Vigano told the outlet that Pope Francis ‘continued to cover’ for McCarrick and ‘not take into account the sanctions that Pope Benedict had imposed on him’. Vigano said in 2009 or 2010, Pope Benedict implemented sanctions that stated McCarrick ‘was to leave the seminary where he was living. He was also forbidden to celebrate (Mass) in public, to participate in public meetings, to give lecturers, to travel, with the obligation of dedicating himself to a life of prayer and penance’.

He said instead of taking action, Pope Francis revoked the sanctions and made McCarrick his ‘trusted counselor’.

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  1. I’m not Catholic, but I have many friends who are and they have become very angry over the political stances that the Pope has been taking and the changes that he is making to the church. They have told me that many in their church are seriously thinking of leaving the Church altogether because of the Pope’s politically correct stance on everything. I’m there are 10’s of thousands that feel the same way. I’ve heard my friends say that they wish there was a different Pope that left all the politics out of the religion, and that the Church stepped up and took the responsibility that it should for the Priests that have harmed children and stop covering it up.

    For me, not being of the Catholic faith I don’t have an educated opinion on this.

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