Vatican City, Nov 6, 2020 / 08:31 am (CNA).- The Vatican announced Friday that the long-awaited report on the disgraced former cardinal Theodore McCarrick will be released next week.
A Nov. 6 statement from Matteo Bruni, director of the Holy See press office, said: “On Tuesday, 10th November 2020, at 2:00 p.m. (Rome time), the Holy See will publish the ‘Report on the Holy See’s institutional knowledge and decision-making process related to former Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick (from 1930 to 2017),’ prepared by the Secretariat of State by mandate of the Pope.”
The statement confirmed CNA’s Thursday report that the McCarrick Report would be published on Nov. 10.
The report, which was initially expected to be released in December 2019, comes after a Vatican review of documents and witness accounts spanning McCarrick’s 40-year episcopal career, after he was accused of serial sexual crimes related to minors and seminarians in 2018.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York said Thursday that the report could be a “black eye” for the Church.
The U.S. Church is “still waiting for the release of the so-called ‘McCarrick Report’ by the Holy See, detailing the damning story of former-cardinal Theodore McCarrick. That could be another black-eye for the Church,” Dolan wrote in a Nov. 5 post on his website.