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The cardinal had described the Viganò testimony as a potential ‘rabbit hole’ for Pope Francis

The cardinal said that Pope Francis ‘has got to get on with other things, of talking about the environment’

The Pope Emeritus has not commented on the allegations against his successor

‘The questions raised deserve answers that are conclusive and based on evidence,’ the US bishops conference president said

He also accused Viganò of ‘massive personal participation’ in covering up clerical abuse

The former US nuncio denied claims he ‘quashed’ an investigation into a prelate accused misconduct with seminarians

The Archdiocese of Washington has declined to comment on details of McCarrick’s living arrangements

Its tone may be intemperate, but the claims must be seriously investigated

At the nuncio’s request, Cardinal Wuerl cancelled an event where potential seminarians would have met McCarrick, a spokesman confirmed

Viganò claimed Cupich had been appointed at Archbishop McCarrick’s request