Skip to comments.Exclusive: EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo Interviews Archbishop Viganò About McCarrick Report
Posted on 11/12/2020 11:09:32 PM PST by ebb tide
More than any other person except for Theodore McCarrick himself, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò is responsible for triggering the 449-page Vatican report released this week that details what other Church leaders knew about the disgraced ex-cardinals decades-long pattern of sexual misconduct, and the actions they took or failed to take with respect to what they had learned.
As the report itself documents, the archbishop was the first senior Vatican figure to call concretely for action to be undertaken against McCarrick, at a time when Archbishop Viganò was serving as a senior official in the Secretariat of State. Then, after the archbishop was subsequently posted to Washington as the U.S. nuncio from 2011 to 2016, he was again involved with the Vaticans handling of the McCarrick file.
And in August 2018, Archbishop Viganò released his initial 11-page testimony regarding McCarrick, in which he accused numerous Church leaders of turning a blind eye to McCarricks misconduct including the explosive claim that he personally told Pope Francis about the transgressions following the Holy Fathers election in 2013, and that the Pope ignored this information and tapped McCarrick to carry out duties on the behalf of the Vatican. The firestorm sparked by Archbishop Viganòs document resulted in the Holy Fathers formal authorization of an investigation of all relevant documentation related to the allegations against McCarrick, and how they were handled.
While this weeks report acknowledges Archbishop Viganòs role in drawing Vatican attention to McCarricks actions, it also states...
In this interview with EWTNs The World Over host Raymond Arroyo, Archbishop Viganò discusses the report, and takes issue with the criticisms it directs at him as well as with numerous other aspects of the reports findings.
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Raymond Arroyo: So, Archbishop, they never reached out to you then to ask you to contribute to the report, to interview you?
Archbishop Viganò: Yes, it is completely incomprehensible and anomalous that it was not considered opportune to call upon me to testify, but even more disturbing that this deliberate omission was then used against me. Let it not be said to me that I have made myself untouchable, because the secretary of state has my personal email address, which is still alive and never has been changed.
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