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Podcast: The McCarrick report set a precedent. Other survivors want their reports published, too.

Vatican McCarrick Report Precedent

Title:  Podcast: The McCarrick report set a precedent. Other survivors want their reports published, too.
Podcast Producer & Host: Colleen Dulle
Co-Host:  Gerard O’Connell
Publisher:  America Magazine
Date: 18NOV2020
Last week, the Vatican released its report on how former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was able to rise through the ranks of the church hierarchy despite rumors swirling about him abusing priests, seminarians, and minors.

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Now, survivors and advocates in countries like Poland, Chile and Mexico want detailed Vatican reports on sexual abuse in their countries to be published, too. “Many people are saying, ‘We’ve had the McCarrick report, now let’s have the Maciel report,’” explains Vatican correspondent Gerard O’Connell, referring to the notoriously abusive priest, Father Marcial Maciel Degollado, founder of the Legionaries of Christ.

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