Pope Francis Long Knew of Cardinal’s Abuse and Must Resign, Archbishop Says

Aug 28, 2018

By Jason Horowitz

DUBLIN — On the final day of Pope Francis’ mission to Ireland, as he issued wrenching apologies for clerical sex abuse scandals, a former top Vatican diplomat claimed in a letter published on Sunday that the pope himself had joined top Vatican officials in covering up the abuses and called for his resignation.

The letter, a bombshell written by Carlo Maria Viganò, the former top Vatican diplomat in the United States and a staunch critic of the pope’s, seemed timed to do more than simply derail Francis’ uphill efforts to win back the Irish faithful, who have turned away from the church in large numbers.

Its unsubstantiated allegations and personal attacks amounted to an extraordinary public declaration of war against Francis’ papacy at perhaps its most vulnerable moment, intended to unseat a pope whose predecessor, Benedict XVI, was the first pontiff to resign in nearly 600 years.

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2 comments on “Pope Francis Long Knew of Cardinal’s Abuse and Must Resign, Archbishop Says

  • @OP – The letter, a bombshell written by Carlo Maria Viganò, the former top Vatican diplomat in the United States and a staunch critic of the pope’s,

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45332850

    A former Vatican diplomat who accused the Pope of covering up reports of clerical sex abuse is lying low over fears for his safety, it is claimed.

    It seems that while the pope declines to confirm or deny the allegations, other responses have been forthcoming!



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  • I see that the marketing of misleading RCC wish-thinking quackery has been permitted in some jurisdictions, but the adverts have now been banned in the UK!

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45328965

    An advert on Facebook for an app that provides a natural alternative to contraception has been banned by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority.

    Claims that it was “highly accurate” and “provided a clinically tested alternative to other birth control methods” were found to be misleading.

    The Swedish firm behind the Natural Cycles app was warned “not to exaggerate” its efficacy.

    In response, the firm said it respected the outcome of the investigation.

    It told the BBC that it removed the ad, which ran for approximately four weeks in mid-2017, as soon as it was notified of the complaint.

    “We are committed to being open and transparent in our communications to ensure our message is clear and provides women with the information they need to determine if Natural Cycles is right for them.
    As part of these efforts, every advertisement undergoes a strict approval process,” the firm said in a statement.

    “Natural Cycles has been independently evaluated and cleared by regulators in Europe and the US based on clinical evidence demonstrating its effectiveness as a method of contraception.”

    The ASA said that the Facebook ad must not appear again in its current form.

    Basal thermometers are able to detect a minor rise in temperature around the time of ovulation. Women will see a “use protection” warning appear on the app during their fertile days.

    Launched in 2014, the app now has more than 300,000 users who pay a monthly or annual fee for the service.

    Perhaps the firm should be sued for the costs of bringing up children, resulting from systemic failures, which have been highlighted in previous medical research!



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