CNA Staff, Nov 12, 2020 / 21:15 pm
Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, who served as apostolic nuncio to the United States from 2011 to 2016, has denied claims in the Vatican's McCarrick Report which said he failed to act on instructions to investigate Theodore McCarrick.
In a November 12 interview with Raymond Arroyo, host of EWTN's "The World Over," the former nuncio said he was not interviewed or asked to share his perspective as the report was being compiled, but was mentioned more than 300 times in the final report, often in a negative light.
This week, the Vatican released a long-awaited report on former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was in 2018 acknowledged to have been credibly accused of sexually abusing a minor. McCarrick was subsequently accused of serially abusing and coercing minors, priests, and seminarians, and was laicized in 2019.
The Vatican in 2018 announced an investigation into McCarrick's decades-long career in the Church, which included ministry as archbishop in two large U.S. archdioceses, and an appointment to the College of Cardinals.