Archbishop Gregory has frequently emphasized the need for honesty and transparency in his leadership of the Archdiocese of Washington. When he took possession of the archdiocese last year, Gregory told Catholics that "the only way I can serve this local archdiocese is by telling you the truth."
All of McCarrick's previous dioceses conducted their own review of internal records and correspondence concerning McCarrick, and transmitted their findings to the Vatican for inclusion in the McCarrick Report.
CNA has made several requests to the Archdiocese of Washington, which Gregory has led since May 2019, to release documents and files related to the McCarrick investigation but the archdiocese has thus far declined to do so.
Gregory's statement on Monday did not address archdiocesan files, or indicate if he will order the release of material related to McCarrick's time in charge of the archdiocese.
The McCarrick Report also mentioned McCarrick's personal finances, and his history as a prolific fundraiser and gift giver within the Catholic hierarchy, but concluded that those things had not played a role in securing his rise through the clerical ranks.
Details confirmed in the report highlight unanswered questions about McCarrick's personal charitable fund, which he supposedly used for charitable and "miscellaneous" expenses in the Archdiocese of Washington.
McCarrick established his Archbishop's Fund while Archbishop of Newark, and kept control of the fund while Archbishop of Washington until 2018, when abuse allegations against him were publicly reported to be credible.
The Archdiocese of Washington on several occasions has declined to answer questions from CNA about the details of McCarrick's fund-including whether money in the fund was used by McCarrick to pay abuse settlements.
As CNA has reported, McCarrick moved hundreds of thousands of dollars through the fund and made individual gifts to fellow bishops and even senior Vatican figures.
In 2018 and 2019, CNA asked the Archdiocese of Washington about the sources, sums, and uses of the money in McCarrick's fund, but did not receive answers to those questions. The archdiocese has also declined to comment on whether Archbishop Gregory would disclose the names of bishop whoe received money from the fund.
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this report said that Archbishop Gregory has led the Archdiocese of Washington since February, 2019.
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Archbishop Gregory's appointment was announced in February but he did not take control of the archdiocese until May, 2019. This article has been ammended to clarify this.