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Sex, Scandal and the Catholic Church—? Beyond the Scope of the Pope – By Yvonne Sam

Sex, Scandal and the Catholic Church—? Beyond the Scope of the Pope

By Yvonne Sam

Pope Francis

Just when the world was beginning to think that sex scandals were reserved for only a certain section of our raunchy society, suddenly and without warning comes the most damning accusation in living memory ever made against a pontiff. The Roman Catholic Church is now being rocked by allegations of wrongdoings that go all the way to the Vatican, even to the Pope himself.  On the final day of the Pope’s visit to Dublin, Ireland where he convened the World Meeting of Families, a huge triennial assembly of Catholics to celebrate “joy for the world”, a former top Vatican diplomat dropped a bombshell.

The bombshell is an 11 page report, written by Carlo Maria Vigano, the Vatican’s ambassador to the United States from 2011-2016, who claimed that the Vatican bureaucracy was duplicitous in covering up accusations that seminarians were sexually abused by Cardinal Theodore Mc Garrick, and that Pope Francis was privy to such abuses years before they became public.    Continue reading