Catholic women call on Holy Father to do something about sex abuse scandal
Pope Francis' reaction to the sex abuse scandal
The Holy Father has not responded to Vigano's allegations. Speaking with reporters, Francis said that he would “not say a single word” on the subject.
During Mass at the Vatican on September 3, 2018, he issued what could be regarded as his first public response to the accusations.
America Magazine reports that the Pontiff urges the congregation to adopt the silent mode in the face of scandal and division.
In his words, choose “silence and prayer” when one is confronted “with people lacking goodwill, with people who only seek scandal, who seek only division, who seek only destruction, even within the family: silence, prayer.”
Faced with scandal, the Pontiff says the response should be to say your piece then keep quiet because “the truth is mild, the truth is silent, the truth is not noisy.”
However, Huffington Post reports that the Vatican is currently working on a response to Vigano's allegations .
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