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A former apostolic nuncio has accused several senior prelates of complicity in covering up Archbishop Theodore McCarrick’s allegations of sex abuse, and that Pope Francis knew about sanctions imposed on then-Cardinal McCarrick but chose to repeal them.…
Read the devastating testimony:…
"The cloud hanging over Francis’ appearance, said Irish abuse survivor Colm O’Gorman, who organized the event at the Garden of Remembrance, was a bittersweet contrast to Saint John Paul II’s visit nearly 40 years ago.
With 300,000 in attendance at a Mass in Galway, “John Paul held out his arms and said,’Young people of Ireland, I love you,’” O’Gorman recalled.
“I remember that moment because I believed him,” he said.
A year and a half later, O’Gorman was raped by a Catholic priest who had been ordained months before John Paul II’s visit despite multiple accusations against him. The priest remained in ministry for years until O’Gorman sought justice for himself.
“Now when I think about ‘Young people of Ireland, I love you,’ I think, ‘No, you didn’t. You did not love us. And we have discovered over the last 20 years the depth of how you did not love us."…
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