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Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, retired Archbishop of Washington, announced he was stepping down from the ministry Wednesday amid allegations of sexual abuse. File photo by Patrick D. McDermott/UPI

Vatican Whistleblower Insists Pope Francis Covered for Abuser McCarrick

The former papal nuncio to the United States published a 4-page statement Thursday reiterating his accusation that Pope Francis knew of the serial homosexual abuse of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick at least since 2013 yet made him “one of his principal agents in governing the Church.”