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Washington Archdiocese Contradicts Cardinal Wuerl - Confirms Viganò Statement

An allegation of “misconduct” against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, 88, was presented to then Pittsburgh Bishop Donald Wuerl, 78, already in November 2004, CatholicNewsAgency.com reports (January 10).

It quotes Ed McFadden, the spokesman for Washington Archdiocese.

Wuerl was McCarrick’s successor as Washington Cardinal. He resigned in October 2018 but is still in office as the Apostolic Administrator of Washington.

The complaint in 2004 was made by the laicised priest Robert Ciolek. He discussed before Pittsburg’s diocesan review board an abuse allegation against a Pittsburgh priest and mentioned another one allegedly committed by McCarrick.

Wuerl forwarded the report to the Apostolic Nuncio in Washington in 2004.

But in August 2018, Wuerl insisted that he knew nothing about allegations against McCarrick insisting that he never had even heard rumours about them.

Despite the denial, whistle-blower Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò testified in August 2018 that he had personally discussed McCarrick’s activities with Wuerl on several occasions.

The new statement of Washington Archdiocese is an independent confirmation of Viganò’s testimonial who also said that Wuerl "lies shamelessly".

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Archbishop Vigano on what he told Pope Francis about Cardinal Wuerl: "The Cardinal’s recent statements that he knew nothing about it [McCarrick] are absolutely laughable. He lies shamelessly.”
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The Cartoon said it already then.
This is the key information, An allegation against McCarrick was presented to Wuerl while he served as Bishop of Pittsburgh.
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The Bible is directly calling out the crooked bishops in our times.

2 Peter chapter 2 reads,

“But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the …More
The Bible is directly calling out the crooked bishops in our times.

2 Peter chapter 2 reads,

“But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.

Pray for them
Tesa
A source of Rocco Palmo said Pope Francis wants Wuerl’s DC succession “done” before Feb Summit.
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He knew about Mc Carrick. We knew he knew. Now his Archdiocese says he knew. He needs to go.
When the victim requests information not to be shared outside church authorities, "back then" their request was probably capable of being honored. Today, the alleged victim's name may be withheld, but there is nothing keeping the accused of protecting their name against alleged abuse. Is this a better situation? It's important to ask, because a whole lot of people are running around acting like …More
When the victim requests information not to be shared outside church authorities, "back then" their request was probably capable of being honored. Today, the alleged victim's name may be withheld, but there is nothing keeping the accused of protecting their name against alleged abuse. Is this a better situation? It's important to ask, because a whole lot of people are running around acting like they want someone's head on a pole, as if that is "the fix", or part of the fix.
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Does Cardinal Wuerl really have the gall to turn up and lead the huge youth Mass at March for Life next week?
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The rally flyer does not list a celebrant: adw.org/…/YRM4L20192.pdf