ROME — Pope Francis spoke publicly on Wednesday about his weekend journey to Eire and the “ache” of the Catholic Church intercourse abuse scandal — however once more he declined to particularly tackle an explosive letter by an Italian archbishop who.
CBS Information correspondent Seth Doane says Francis addressed crowds of the devoted in Saint Peter’s Sq. — as he does most Wednesdays. Similar time, identical place, however this Wednesday morning, CBS Information discovered some Catholics who have been combating their religion.
Nick, who got here to listen to the pope, informed Doane the scandal has left him and others much less prepared to “be open about your religion.”
“Not ashamed,” added a lady within the crowd, “however when different individuals of different faiths, once they’re you, once they’re speaking to you, that is all they know is what they’re seeing on the information.”
In his 11-page letter, Monsignor Carlo Viganò known as for Pope Francis to resign. The previous high Vatican diplomat, who served as its envoy to the U.S., included sweeping conservative ideological commentary in his letter — together with railing in opposition to homosexuals within the church.
Viganò alleged that Francis knowingly allowed a sex-abuser, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, to proceed working on the highest ranks of the church, even allegedly stress-free church restrictions placed on him. Viganò didn’t present any paperwork to assist his accusations that at the very least 35 church leaders have been concerned in masking up the abuse.
The vast majority of bishops have condemned Viganò, with some accusing him of being a part of a conservative assault on the extra liberal pope. Others have known as for an investigation.
Monsignor Karel Kasteel has labored for seven popes and has identified Viganò since he was a younger seminarian. He insists the Italian archbishop “definitely is an sincere man, and he is executed his job effectively and I feel he felt he needed to discuss.”
Viganò’s letter got here within the wake of a grand jury report that uncovered 300 pedophile clergymen and greater than 1,000 victims in Pennsylvania.
The state’s legal professional common, showing Tuesday on “CBS This Morning,” stated there have been “details, there may be proof that takes this cover-up and what occurred in Pennsylvania on to the Vatican.”
The director of the Holy See press workplace informed CBS Information that, “if the prosecutor is referring to one thing outdoors the report — we’ll have to attend for that earlier than commenting.”
Italian media was reporting on Wednesday that shut associates of the pope say he is saddened, however not contemplating resignation.
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