Vatican City, May 30, 2019 / 07:36 am
Cardinal Pietro Parolin said Wednesday that the Vatican is still investigating the documentation concerning Theodore McCarrick and will issue a declaration upon the investigation's completion.
Speaking to reporters on May 29 at the Vatican, Parolin gave no indication of a timeline for the conclusion of the investigation, which he said is "taking up all of the documentation concerning the case."
The investigation involves the compilation and assessment of documents from across Vatican departments, including Parolin's own department of the Secretariat of State, and is being led by the Congregation for Bishops. CNA reported earlier this week that the Archdiocese of Washington has already submitted a report to the Congregation after examining its own records on McCarrick.
The Vatican first announced the investigation on Oct. 6 as "a further thorough study of the entire documentation present in the Archives of the Dicasteries and Offices of the Holy See regarding the former Cardinal McCarrick, in order to ascertain all the relevant facts, to place them in their historical context and to evaluate them objectively."