Elapsed time since Pope Francis promised to issue report on Theodore McCarrick
It has now been over 600 days since Pope Francis originally committed to issuing a formal report on Theodore McCarrick. Over the course of this time, we have heard assurances from numerous prelates telling us the report would be forthcoming, but no report has yet been issued.
Statements made by prelates regarding the McCarrick 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.” Cardinal Pietro Parolin, February 6, 2020
- “These allegations about McCarrick need to be investigated, and they have been and the report, according to Pope Francis, will be published.” Bishop Joseph Strickland, January 21, 2020
- “The intention is to publish the Holy See’s response soon, if not before Christmas, soon in the new year.” Cardinal Sean O’Malley, November 11, 2019
- “The Holy See will, in due course, make known the conclusions of the matter regarding Archbishop McCarrick. Moreover, with reference to other accusations brought against Archbishop McCarrick, the Holy Father has decided that information gathered during the preliminary investigation be combined with a further thorough study of the entire documentation present in the Archives of the Dicasteries and Offices of the Holy See regarding the former Cardinal McCarrick, in order to ascertain all the relevant facts, to place them in their historical context and to evaluate them objectively.” Pope Francis, October 6, 2018
- “The first goal is a full investigation of questions surrounding Archbishop McCarrick. These answers are necessary to prevent a recurrence, and so help to protect minors, seminarians, and others who are vulnerable in the future.” Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, August 16, 2018
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