What Francis Knew: Conservatives Pounce, the Media Fiddles

As a devastating abuse scandal unfolds in the church—a scandal that may involve the pope himself—the Vatican is silent and the news media seems eager to ignore the whole thing.  Former apostolic nuncio Carlo Maria Viganò alleges that Archbishop McCarrick’s abuse was known by church authorities, and that Pope Francis not only overturned this punishment but elevated McCarrick in the church hierarchy. Read more: https://www.weeklystandard.com/mark-hemingway/what-francis-knew