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Cardinal Ouellet deplores ‘blasphemous’ Viganò letter, confirms Vatican had urged McCarrick to undertake life of prayer and penanceResponding to Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s most recent statement, the prefect of the Congregation for Bishops said that Cardinal Theodore McCarrick had been “strongly advised not to travel and not to appear in public” and had been urged to undertake “a discreet style of life, of prayer and penance for his own good and that of the Church”—even if he was not the subject of canonical sanctions. Cardinal Ouellet added that Pope Francis received an “enormous quantity of verbal and written information” from all the Vatican diplomats he met on June 23, 2013, the day Archbishop Viganò said he warned the Pope about McCarrick.
4full text), Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò responds to the Pope’s refusal to answer the charge that he knew of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s sexual abuse, yet made McCarrick “one of his principal agents in governing the Church.”
6video message to the V National Encuentro, whose participants included 125 bishops and 3,200 Hispanic ministry leaders.
8Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith, and vocational discernment began. The Pontiff expressed hope that the Synod will “plant dreams, draw forth prophecies and visions, allow hope to flourish, inspire trust, bind up wounds, weave together relationships, awaken a dawn of hope, learn from one another, and create a bright resourcefulness.”