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Pope Francis, dealing with sexual abuse cover-up claims, touts advantage of silence in Vatican Mass

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis recommends silence and prayer to react to these searching for scandal and division. Francis provided the recommendation Monday in his homily at Mass within the Vatican resort the place he lives. 

Italian Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, a former papal envoy in Washington, surprised the trustworthy final month by claiming Francis allegedly lifted unconfirmed Vatican sanctions in opposition to disgraced U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick.

Francis has mentioned he “will not say a phrase” about Vigano’s allegations that Benedict XVI as pope had sanctioned McCarrick, together with avoiding public life, however that Francis later allegedly lifted the sanctions.

Francis mentioned Monday Jesus’ grace helps folks discern when to talk and “after we ought to keep silent.”

In an unprecedented transfer, Francis in July yanked McCarrick’s cardinal rank after U.S. investigations discovered intercourse abuse claims credible.

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