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Asked about what had been published under his name in the Catholic outlets, Vigano said, «I confirm that it is my text and that I wrote it.»

The letter sent shockwaves through the Catholic world as Francis prepared to speak before a massive crowd Sunday at Dublin’s Phoenix Park. Francis and other church leaders are facing a bitterly polarized Catholic Church and some Francis critics, including Vigano, are calling for the pope to step down.

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canada goose deals Vigano’s letter said that McCarrick had been privately sanctioned under Pope Benedict XVI though only after canada goose sale uk years of warnings about his alleged behavior. The warnings that Vigano describes dealt with McCarrick’s alleged behavior toward seminarians and young priests not toward minors. canada goose deals

Canada Goose Jackets Vigano’s letter says in 2013, he met Francis months into his papacy and told him face to face that there was «a dossier this thick l tryptophan cvs. about [McCarrick].» He says he then told Francis about Benedict’s order that McCarrick remove himself from public life. Canada Goose Jackets

McCarrick never pulled away from public life until this summer and was more of a high profile figure after he retired in 2006, representing the church in prominent foreign diplomatic efforts in places like China and Iran.

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Vigano also alleges in that conversation that Francis told him American bishops «must not be ideologized, they must not be right wing. and they must not be left wing, and when I say left wing I mean homosexual.»

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canada goose black friday sale This summer several clerics said they had communicated to Vatican representatives years ago concern about the rumors, and about the case of a New Jersey priest whose private letters allege his life was ruined by McCarrick’s sexual behavior. The priest reached a $100,000 settlement in 2006 with the church in New canada goose jacket outlet sale Jersey, canada goose outlet los angeles The New York Times reported this summer. He was himself removed amid allegations of inappropriately touching minors and has not responded to canada goose outlet in toronto efforts by the Post to be canada goose outlet legit interviewed. canada goose black friday sale

buy canada goose jacket cheap The Post and other outlets this summer quoted several clerics who canada goose outlet online said they’d alerted the Vatican about the rumors of misconduct against McCarrick, which have been on conservative blogs and those of several anti abuse advocates for canada goose outlet store montreal decades. canada goose outlet in uk The unanswered question has been: Who in the Vatican knew what? buy canada goose jacket cheap

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Canada Goose sale Vigano was sent to Washington reportedly as punishment in 2011 and was there until May 2016. He arranged a hugely controversial meeting between Francis and an American woman, Kim Davis, who had lost her job as a municipal clerk for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same gender couples. visit, and that Francis didn’t intend to affirm Davis’ cause. Wuerl is a close ally of Francis and is already under scrutiny following a grand jury report in Pennsylvania about clerical child sex abuse in Pennsylvania and alleged coverup. Wuerl for years led the diocese of Pittsburgh. Canada Goose sale

Wuerl’s spokesman, Ed McFadden, Saturday night denied the report.

«Cardinal Wuerl was never informed of any action taken by the Holy See, was never provided documentation of any kind. If the claim is that Cardinal Wuerl was made aware of this so called suspension, he was never made aware of that,» McFadden said. He repeated Wuerl’s previous statements that the cardinal didn’t know of allegations against McCarrick, nor of the canada goose premium outlet two legal settlements by adult accusers that came out this summer. «No, never. He knew nothing until the formal announcement [this summer] that a substantiated claim had been made.»

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