Statement of Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State

The Report on the Holy See’s institutional knowledge and decision-making process related to former Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick, which the Secretariat of State drew up on the Pope’s mandate, is published Nov. 10, 2020. It is a substantial text, which has involved a careful examination of all the relevant documentation of the archives in the Holy See, at the Nunciature in Washington and in the dioceses of the United States involved in various ways. The complex investigation was also integrated with information obtained from interviews with witnesses and persons with knowledge of the facts, in order to obtain as complete a picture as possible and a more detailed and accurate knowledge of the relevant information. 

Read Cardinal Parolin’s full statement and the McCarrick Report here.