AB Viganò has a very checkered history when it comes to sex abuse in the church.
When AB John Nienstedt, the former head/ Archdiocese of Minneapolis-St. Paul ( a vocal opponent of same-sex marriage) was accused of mishandling sexual abuse claims… Viganò, w (the pope’s representative to the United States) used HIS office to quash an inquiry into the allegations once investigators discovered charges of Sexual Misconduct against Nienstedt, who eventually resigned.
Bad Boy/Mean Man
Viganò’s hostility toward Pope Francis, noting that the Pope recalled the AB from his post in 2016.
The decision came after the Vatican decided Viganò had become too enmeshed in U.S. Culture Wars; especially re: Same-Sex Marriage
The evil AB arranged the meeting between Pope Francis and Kim Davis, the former uppity Kentucky Clerk who refused to sign a marriage certificate for a same-sex couple, blindsiding the pope during his 2015 U.S. visit. Vigano must go.
From America Magazine : Cupich and Tobin – the Voices of Reason
Cardinal Cupich released a statement on Sunday calling the letter “astonishing” and correcting what he said are factual errors. He points to Archbishop Viganò’s claim that he was appointed to the Vatican body that chooses bishops “right after he was made a cardinal,” but notes he was appointed to the Congregation for Bishops in July 2016 and that he was not named a cardinal until October. He called for a “thorough vetting” of the claims made in the letter.
Cardinal Tobin also discounted the allegations in the letter, saying in a statement on Aug. 27 that they “cannot be understood as contributing to the healing of survivors of sexual abuse.”
The statement said the letter is filled with “factual errors, innuendo and fearful ideology.” It said the church pledges to “move ahead resolutely” in its efforts to protect children and to break down the “structures and culture that enable abuse.”
Cordileone Says: “Moreover, while having no privileged information about the Archbishop McCarrick situation, from information
I do have about a very few of the other statements Archbishop Viganò makes,
I can confirm that they are true.
His statements, therefore, must be taken seriously.”