Recently an Archbishop and former Amabassador the US for the Vatican revealed that Pope Francis knew about McCarrick's sexual abuse and cover up of abuse and yet protected him. Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, a staunch critic of Pope Francis, alleged in a letter that the pope knew about allegations of sexual misconduct against disgraced former Cardinal McCarrick for years.

Vigano directly called upon the Pope to resign - which would be the second Pope retirement in a row - until Benedict something that had never happened before.

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, a former Vatican ambassador to the United States alleges in a 7,000 word letter that top Catholic Church officials, including Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis, were long aware of sexual misconduct allegations against former D.C. archbishop Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

Last month, McCarrick resigned amid claims he sexually abused seminarians.

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, a staunch critic of Pope Francis, alleges in a letter that the pope knew about allegations of sexual misconduct against disgraced former Cardinal McCarrick for years. Patrick Semansky/AP

The scathing 11-page letter written by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, a conservative critic of Pope Francis who was removed from his position in 2016, came out as Pope Francis was visiting Ireland.

Francis was in Ireland apologizing for abuses by the Catholic Church, including clergy sex abuse and forced adoption of children born to unwed mothers.

In the extensive letter, published in English on the conservative LifeSite News and in Italian on the National Catholic Register, Viganò claims that Benedict knew about former Cardinal McCarrick's behavior sometime in 2009 or 2010 and imposed sanctions on him "with the obligation of dedicating himself to a life of prayer and penance."

Viganò claims he personally informed Pope Francis of Cardinal McCarrick's behavior in June 2013. The letter calls on Francis to resign.

"In this extremely dramatic moment for the universal Church," Viganò wrote. "He must acknowledge his mistakes and, in keeping with the proclaimed principle of zero tolerance, Pope Francis must be the first to set a good example for cardinals and bishops who covered up McCarrick's abuses and resign along with all of them."

Really this Vatican Ambassador is the same evil as Pope Francis - just a different face. Francis is becoming useless because he never does anything and people no longer have the patience for empty words. One wing of the Catholic Party (the US) wants to ditch Francis and bring in another Pope. Another Pope to defend the pedophile system.

Viganò has also has had his own problems with allegations of cover-up, and he and Francis had a major disagreement during Francis’ 2015 visit to the US, which Vigano organised.

In that incident, a leading US campaigner against gay marriage, Kim Davis, was among those invited to meet with the pope at Viganò’s Washington residence. Francis was so enraged that Davis’ supporters had leaked word of her meeting that the Vatican subsequently insisted he only held one private audience while there: with one of his former students, a gay man and his partner.

The cover-up accusation, which Viganò denied, concerned allegations that he tried to quash an investigation into the former archbishop of St. Paul-Minneapolis, Minnesota, John Nienstedt, who was accused of misconduct with adult seminarians.

In 2016, the National Catholic Reporter said Viganò allegedly ordered the investigation wrapped up and a piece of evidence destroyed. The report cited a 2014 memo from a diocesan official that was unsealed following the conclusion of a criminal investigation into the archdiocese. No charges were filed.

Nienstedt was forced to resign in 2015 over complaints about his handling of sex abuse cases.

This fight for control of the Church is machaivellian and offers no hope of reform. The Archbishops, Cardinals and the Pope are vipers who are trying to kill each other to take power.

It's like the emperor's death in Dark Crystal. All the Cardinals are huddling around to see who can take the throne next. Jim Henson actually based the Skepsis on the Catholic Church - that's why they kidnapped him and have him in Japan right now performing muppet plays for stupid yakuza who throw shit on him.

Two Popes resigning in a row will be a death knell for the Catholic Church. They would both be resigning for the same reason - covering up the Catholic pedophilia scandal. And if this new idiot gets his way, we'll have another Pope who will do the same thing - cover up pedophilia, because that's what the Pope's job is in the Catholic Church which wouldn't exist anymore without pedophillia, slavery or worldwide massive embezzlement.