Religion Homework #1 Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church There has been recent allegations about Pope Francis covering up and lying about sexual abuse, by his former ambassador in Washington. Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the former Vatican ambassador, accused the Pope Francis of knowing about sexual misconduct by an American cardinal, Theodore E. McCarrick, with Seminarians years before the abuse became public. During a homily Pope Francis said, “With people who don’t have good will, who seek only scandal, who want only division, who seek only destruction — including within the family: silence, prayer.” He added, “the truth is humble, the truth is silent. “May the Lord give us the grace to discern when we should speak and when we should stay silent.” But when reporters asked about the allegations Pope Francis responded with the following, “I will not say a single word about this. I believe the statement speaks for itself. And you have the journalistic capacity to draw your own conclusions. It’s an act of faith. When some time passes and you have drawn
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- Fall '17
- LUKE WHITMORE
- Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, Vatican City