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Pope Francis refuses to comment on McCarrick abuse coverup allegations

Pope Francis. Photo: Franco Origlia/Getty Images
Pope Francis. Photo: Franco Origlia/Getty Images

Pope Francis on Sunday refused to comment on claims made by a former Vatican diplomat that the Catholic Church leader knew about allegations of sexual abuse against ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick in 2013, reports the AP.

The details: Francis said the 11-page letter by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, which provides no evidence for its claims, "speaks for itself" and he declined to comment on it.