In an explosive August 2018 document, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò implicated many Catholic bishops – and Pope Francis himself – in a decades-long cover-up of the sexual crimes of the now-disgraced serial predator, former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, long the most powerful figure in the American Church.
Shocking faithful Catholics worldwide, Pope Francis refused to deny the accusations that Archbishop Viganò made against him in that ten-page document.
Stunned himself, Marco Tosatti, the Italian journalist who first broke the story of the cover-up, here recounts the whole sordid tale. In this alarming report, you will learn of McCarrick’s long-time abuses of seminarians and young priests, his inexplicable promotions to the highest ranks in the Church (despite widespread knowledge of his crimes), and the scandalous cover-up that has traumatized the Catholic world and continues to this day.
Among the things you’ll find here:
DOCUMENTED: Decades of warnings sent to the Vatican about the predator McCarrick – warnings that Church officials brushed aside
DETAILED: Archbishop Viganò’s private 2013 meeting with the pope, detailing McCarrick’s sexual abuse of seminarians and young priests
BAFFLING: The refusal of Pope Francis to deny Viganò’s claims, or even to comment
NAMED: Other clerical miscreants the pope has appointed to high Vatican offices
THE PAYOFFS: The millions of dollars the Church has spent to silence McCarrick’s victims
IDENTIFIED: The one and only point the Vatican MUST explain – but thus far will not
REVEALED: The real source of the rot at the top levels of the Church
It is all here – the names, dates, and damning documents – details that lead many to conclude, with Archbishop Viganò, that far from finally drawing to a close, the cover-up of clerical sexual crimes continues apace and appears to reach the very highest offices of Holy Mother Church.
“This book the relatively short and simple story of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, former papal nuncio to the United States and his controversy with Pope Francis over Theodore Cardinal McCarrick. It does so from the perspective of a long time reporter on Vatican affairs, Marco Tosatti.
Though I thought I had a good working knowledge of the story, this book put the entire story together for me and put it into perspective. As a Catholic, the story told here is not one I ever expected or wanted to see told. It is a story the I have come to see as describing a festering abscess as it gathers. It is also, I hope and pray, the lancet that will begin the curative process.
Time will tell whether the Church will suffer some pain and then heal or continue into more severe illness.” — Reader, Frank M.