Pope Francis has suggested that the “Great Accuser”, the DEVIL is behind the sex abuse cover-up scandal, saying: ‘It seems like the Great Accuser has been unchained and has it in for bishops’
The head of the Catholic church said the devil ‘had it in’ for bishops ‘in order to scandalise the people’. Although he did not mention recent sex abuse cover-up allegations directly, the speech seemed to reference the Theodore McCarrick scandal from earlier this year.
The US prelate was removed and ordered to live a lifetime of penance and prayer by Pope Francis after a church investigation determined that an allegation he groped a teenage altar boy in the 1970s was credible.
Italian Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano claimed in an 11-page statement Francis lifted unconfirmed Vatican sanctions against the disgraced McCarrick when Benedict XVI was in the papal throne.
As a result, the former papal envoy to Washington called for the pope to resign.