By Paweł Rytel-Andrianik

The report published on November 10thby the Holy See shows that Saint John Paul II was deceived regarding ex-Cardinal McCarrick, said the President of the Polish Bishops’ Conference, Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki.

“Before McCarrick’s nomination to Washington, the Pope did not receive full and complete information about his moral behavior from the American bishops, and McCarrick himself lied—in a letter of 6 August 2000—, saying that he had no sexual relations with anyone,” said the Metropolitan Archbishop of Poznan.

The President of the Polish Episcopate emphasized that the Church’s response to the report on ex-Cardinal McCarrick are the words Pope Francis pronounced at the Wednesday Audience, during which the Pope manifested his closeness to the victims of all forms of exploitation and stressed the need to root this evil out from the Church.

“The case of ex-Cardinal McCarrick is also harmful to St. John Paul II, who was cynically deceived by him,” emphasized the President of the Polish Bishops’ Conference.

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