Waiting on the Promised McCarrick Report: 500 Days and Counting

Earlier this month, the Vatican reported that the report on disgraced ex-U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been completed.

But its still uncertain as to when and whether the report will ever be released to the public.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, was asked about the status of the eagerly awaited report.  “I think it will come out. I can’t tell you exactly when. We are trying to speed things up in order to publish it in the near future,” said Parolin, the highest ranking person in the Church hierarchy after the pope.

McCarrick was expelled from the Roman Catholic priesthood a year ago after a Vatican investigation found him guilty of sexual crimes against minors and adults and abuse of power.

Pope Francis ordered a through study of all documents in Holy See offices concerning McCarrick on October 6, 2018.

500 days later, we are still waiting on the Pope to make good on his promise to release the findings to the public.