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Pope Francis does not intend to resign



Mounting accusations and threats of direct connections to the Vatican aren’t enough to make Pope Francis resign, according to “close associates” of the pontiff.

Multiple sources have indicated Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s alleged sex crimes were known by the Vatican, including Pope Francis and his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI.

Pope Francis reportedly has no intention of resigning pontiff was “embittered” by a letter written by the Vatican’s former ambassador to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, in which the former diplomat accused the pope and his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, of knowing of abuse allegedly carried out by the former archbishop in Washington, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the associates said, according to ANSA.

But, they said, Francis, 81, “is not thinking about resignation,” ANSA reported.

This latest scandal involving sex abuse by high ranking members of the Catholic Church does not appear to be going away any time soon. Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Josh Shapiro intends to press the issue.

Pennsylvania Attorney General: Evidence Vatican Knew of Sex Abuse Attorney General asserted that investigators had uncovered documents, including handwritten notes, in the Pennsylvania church archives which detailed cases of sexual abuse spanning over 70 years and involving 301 priests and over 1,000 of their victims. Since the publication of the Pennsylvania grand jury report, more than 700 people have contacted the clergy abuse hotline created by his office. He suspects that the victim counts will continue to rise.


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