Archbishop Carlo Vigano

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Bishops at the Second Vatican Council.

Vatican II not sole controversial council, Catholic theologian says

Aug 5, 2020

By JD Flynn

Amid recent contention over Vatican II, a theologian told CNA that ecumenical councils have a history of provoking conflict, but... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen. Courtesy Photo.

Cardinal Zen: In Vatican II, Catholics hear ‘real voice of the Holy Spirit’ 

Jul 27, 2020

By Ed Condon

Cardinal Joseph Zen, the emeritus Bishop of Hong Kong, has made an impassioned defense of the Second Vatican Council, criticizing... Read more

 U.S. President Donald Trump works on his phone during a roundtable at the State Dining Room of the White House June 18, 2020 in Washington, DC.

Why White House Catholics are concerned about Trump’s Catholic tweets

Jul 9, 2020

By Ed Condon

Officials working in the Trump administration have told CNA that they have been frustrated by recent presidential tweets elevating controversial... Read more

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò.

Analysis: As Archbishop Viganò denounces Vatican II, the Vatican is not speaking

Jul 1, 2020

By JD Flynn

Neither Pope Francis nor the Vatican have said a word about Viganò or his growing pile of missives. Why?  Read more

Archbishop Carlo Vigano. CNA file photo.

Trump tweet latest twist in Archbishop Vigano saga

Jun 11, 2020

By JD Flynn

President Trump on Wednesday tweeted that he was honored by a letter written to him by former apostolic nuncio Archbishop... Read more

Archbishop Carlo Vigano.

Vigano accuses Cardinal Sarah of causing him ‘harm’ in row over coronavirus letter

May 8, 2020

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has accused a Vatican cardinal of causing him “serious harm” in a bitter war of words... Read more

Archbishop Carlo Vigano.

Viganò criticizes Pope Francis' handling of abuse allegations

Jul 5, 2019

Recently published remarks from Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano take aim at two situations described by the former nuncio as “allegations... Read more

Bishop Michael Bransfield. CNA file photo.

Bishops received money from, and complaints about, Bransfield, report says

Jul 3, 2019

Allegations of financial impropriety against former Wheeling-Charleston Bishop Michael Bransfield went unheeded for years, according to a new report.  Read more

Archbishop Carlo Vigano.

Vigano to McCarrick: Repent, for the sake of your soul

Jan 14, 2019

A former papal representative to the U.S. has written an open letter to Archbishop Theodore McCarrick that urges the archbishop... Read more

The USCCB autumn General Assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 12, 2018.

Archbishop Viganò urges US bishops to be 'courageous shepherds'

Nov 13, 2018

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò sent Tuesday a message to the bishops of the United States, who are holding a plenary... Read more

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano.

Vigano letter responds to Cardinal Ouellet's charge of rebellion against pope

Oct 19, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a new testimony Friday, Archbishop Carlo Vigano charged that Pope Francis has been negligent in his responsibilities to the... Read more

Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra meets with Pope Francis in Vatican City on August 17, 2018.

Questions arise about Vatican official mentioned in Vigano report

Oct 18, 2018

An Italian magazine has raised new questions about a Vatican official mentioned in the August “testimony” of Archbishop Carlo Vigano.... Read more

Then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick arrives at the Vatican on March 5, 2013.

Viganò & Ouellet: What have we learned about the McCarrick case?

Oct 10, 2018

By Ed Condon

Questions remain, and continue to be asked, about McCarrick’s rise and fall in the Church. Unusual for Rome, these questions... Read more

Cardinal Marc Ouellet.

Cardinal Ouellet: Vigano in ‘open and scandalous rebellion’ against Pope Francis

Oct 7, 2018

The Vatican’s prefect for the Congregation for Bishops released a letter Sunday morning refuting charges Pope Francis lifted sanctions against... Read more

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò.

Archbishop Vigano issues new letter on Pope Francis and McCarrick

Sep 27, 2018

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has issued a new letter addressing his allegation that senior prelates have been complicit in covering... Read more

Pope Francis at a General Audience in Rome, June 2018.

What Pope Francis can clarify about the Vigano testimony- and what he can't

Sep 11, 2018

By Ed Condon

It has been more than two weeks since Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò released his 11-page testimony about the McCarrick scandal.... Read more

Pope's cardinal advisors say Vatican will soon respond to Viganò allegations

Sep 11, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis’ group of cardinal advisors have issued a statement saying the Holy See is preparing an answer to current... Read more

A view of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.

Letter acknowledges Vatican receipt of allegations against McCarrick in 2000

Sep 7, 2018

Catholic News Service on Friday published a redacted version of a letter sent in 2006 from a high-ranking official of... Read more

Archbishop Carlo Vigano.

Benedict, Viganò, Francis, and McCarrick: Where things stand on nuncio’s allegations

Sep 3, 2018

By JD Flynn

On its face, the arc of Archbishop Viganò’s story is straightforward.  Read more

Pope Francis in Rome, Aug. 11, 2018.

Archbishop Vigano recounts Pope Francis' meeting with Kim Davis

Sep 1, 2018

The former nuncio to the US wrote Thursday his account of Pope Francis’ 2015 meeting with Kim Davis, a county... Read more