So the Vatican says it had no knowledge of abuse by a minor until 2017.
Counter evidence.

Federal lawsuit details new rape allegations against McCarrick involving 12-year-old boy

In one of the most graphic accusations yet against Theodore McCarrick, the disgraced and defrocked former Catholic …
Dr Bobus
The cover-up and/or refusal to acknowledge McCarrick's homosexual romps are examples of what was said by Fr Antonio Spadaro SJ, considered one of the Jesuits closest to the pope: In theology sometimes 2 + 2 = 5.