From Die Tagepost:
Archbishop Georg Gänswein, private secretary of Benedict XVI, has rejected the claim that the emeritus Pope has confirmed the allegations of former Vatican diplomat Carlo Viganò. “Pope Benedict has not commented on the ‘memorandum’ of Archbishop Viganò and will not do so,” Gänswein told the newspaper. The claim that the emeritus Pope had confirmed the statements lacked any foundation. “Fake news!” says Gänswein.
The archbishop refers to a New York Times report citing a board member of the American news channel “EWTN,” Timothy Bush. According to him, the emeritus Pope confirmed the allegations made in Viganò’s letter. Archbishop Viganò claims that both Pope Francis and other high-ranking Vatican officials have known since 2013 about allegations of abuse against former US Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Even a former nunciature consultant confirmed the allegations.