Tijdens het interview in het vliegtuig, waarmee Paus Franciscus terugkeerde van zijn tweedaags bezoek aan Ierland, ging de Paus niet in op hetgeen in een verklaring van Aartsbisschop Viganò, dat zondagmorgen 26 augustus j.l. verscheen. Hij riep de journalisten op hun werk te doen omdat de verklaring “duidelijk genoeg is”. Hij zou er op een later moment op terugkomen.
Het excerpt uit dit Paus Franciscus - Interview
Op de terugvlucht van Dublin naar Rome (26 augustus 2018) dat hierover gaat in een Engelstalige vertaling:
Anna Matranga, CBS: Good evening, Holy Father. I’ll return to the subject of sex abuse about which you’ve already spoken. This morning, very early, a document by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano’ came out. In it, he says that in 2013 he had a personal talk with you at the Vatican, and that in that talk, he spoke to you explicitly of the behavior of and the sexual abuse by former-Cardinal McCarrick. I wanted to ask you if this was true. I also wanted to ask something else: the Archbishop also said that Pope Benedict sanctioned McCarrick, that he had forbidden him to live in a seminary, to celebrate Mass in public, he couldn’t travel, he was sanctioned by the Church. May I ask you whether these two things are true?
Pope Francis: I will respond to your question, but I would prefer last first we speak about the trip, and then other topics. I was distracted by Stefania, but I will respond.
I read the statement this morning, and I must tell you sincerely that, I must say this, to you and all those who are interested. Read the statement carefully and make your own judgment. I will not say a single word about this. I believe the statement speaks for itself. And you have the journalistic capacity to draw your own conclusions. It’s an act of faith. When some time passes and you have drawn your conclusions, I may speak. But, I would like your professional maturity to do the work for you. It will be good for you. That’s good. (inaudible)
Publicatiedatum: 27 augustus 2018
Laatst bewerkt: 8 september 2018