Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano’

Bishops Chaput, Cordileone and Strickland are ‘devout schismatics’ Comments 0

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Three US bishops are “devout schismatics” who try to diminish the authority of Pope Francis, says a Church historian. “They are devout in the sense that they publicly display their preference for a traditionalist Church and its devotions, such as the rosary. “They are schismatics because they openly promote the undermining of the bishop of Read more

Ex-Vatican envoy in hiding calls Pope Francis a blatant liar Comments 0

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Dissident retired archbishop Carlo Vigano has accused Pope Francis of “blatantly lying” in saying he had no knowledge of sexual abuse allegations against ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. In a series of emails from an undisclosed location, Vigano told the Washington Post that Francis and Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI must come clean about what they knew of McCarrick’s Read more

Pope victim of half-reported answers about McCarrick abuse Comments 0

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

A transcript of Pope Francis’ comments about disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick only half-reported what he said, the Vatican Communications office says. The truncated transcript of Francis’s lengthy interview with Mexico’s Televisa reporter, Valentina Alazaraki, claimed Francis said he didn’t know anything about accusations of McCarrick’s sexual abuse before the accusations became public last year. What Read more

Court orders Archbishop Viganò to refund US$2 million Comments 0

Monday, November 19th, 2018

Archbishop Carlo Viganò has been ordered to refund US$2 million plus interest and court costs to his brother Fr Lorenzo Viganò. Lorenzo had taken out a civil lawsuit opposing his brother’s management of a “conspicuous family inheritance.” The ruling was issued by Judge Susanna Terni after hearing the case in the civil tribunal of Milan Read more

Devil is behind sex abuse crisis – Pope calls for help Comments 0

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Pope Francis says the devil is behind the sex abuse crisis. He is alive and well and “working overtime” to undermine the Church. Francis is asking all Catholics for their help in driving Satan away. “The Church must be saved from the attacks of the malign one, the great accuser, and at the same time Read more

Top cardinal denounces Viganò Comments 0

Monday, October 8th, 2018

Cardinal Marc Ouellet has written an open letter to Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò about the endemic corruption Viganò says has invaded the Church’s hierarchy. Noting Viganò had urged him to tell the truth about Archbishop Emeritus Theodore McCarrick, Ouellet – with Pope Francis’s permission – offered Viganò his “personal testimony, as the Prefect of the Congregation Read more

Pressing for answers: Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò wants papal response Comments 0

Monday, October 1st, 2018
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Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has written a second letter to the Vatican about former US cardinal Theodore McCarrick. This one condemns the Vatican for not responding to his first letter of 22 August. In that, he claimed Pope Francis and other senior Church leaders covered up allegations of McCarrick’s abusive behaviour, and that Francis not only Read more

Pope dismisses accusations by ex-papal envoy Comments 0

Monday, August 27th, 2018

Pope Francis has dismissed the accusations of a former Vatican ambassador that he covered up for ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Francis says an 11-page document of claims released by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò “speaks for itself”. Asked about the letter from  in a press conference aboard the Aug. 26 flight back to Rome after his visit to Ireland, Francis Read more

US priests complain to nuncio about bishop’s alleged bullying Comments 0

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Ten Florida priests have accused their bishop of being a bully and have forwarded their complaints to the apostolic nuncio in Washington. The priests, in Venice diocese, accuse Bishop Frank Dewane of ruling by “intimidations, the use of fear, shaming, bullying and other non-Christian behaviours”. They accuse Bishop Dewane of “outbursts of rage, use of Read more