Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 9:15 AM ET

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National Audio 9:15 AM ET

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NAT035 - (REL-Vatican-Sex-Abuse) ROME. x-18s. The former Vatican ambassador who accused three popes and their advisers of covering up for a disgraced American ex-cardinal wants the Vatican to reveal what it knows about the scandal. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano denounced the official Vatican silence about his claims and accused Pope Francis of mounting a campaign of "subtle slander" by referring indirectly to him as Satan in recent homilies. Nicole Winfield reports Vigano says the current head of the Vatican bishops' office has the documentation to prove years of cover-up by the Vatican about alleged sexual misconduct by ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick. ("..to Vigano's claim.") (SOURCE:The Associated Press)

TAG: Francis removed McCarrick as a cardinal in July after a U-S church investigation determined an allegation he fondled a teenage altar boy in the 1970s was credible. …

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