Vatican Orders Review of McCarrick Files

On October 6, the Vatican announced that it would review its files relating to the allegations of sexual misconduct on the part of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick. In its statement, the Vatican said that Pope Francis has decided to undertake a “thorough study” of documentation present in the Vatican archives regarding McCarrick. This information will be combined with that of a prior investigation carried out by the Archdiocese of New York.  

The statement added, “The Holy See is conscious that, from the examination of the facts of the circumstances, it may emerge that choices were taken that would not be consonant with a contemporary approach to the issues.” Read the full press release here.