From Vatican Insider:
As apostolic nuncio to the United States, Carlo Maria Viganò not only concelebrated publicly without flinching alongside the abusing Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, but also took part in gala dinners in his honor, despite the alleged harsh sanctions that Benedict XVI would have imposed on the cardinal.
As the hours go by, not only the interpretation of the facts, but also some of the (alleged) facts recounted by Viganò in his sensationalistic memorandum along with his request for Francis’ resignation proved to be poorly corresponding to reality. In his 11-page- statement, the former nuncio writes: “Pope Benedict had imposed on Card. McCarrick sanctions similar to those now imposed on him by Pope Francis: the cardinal was to leave the seminary in which he lived, he was forbidden to celebrate in public, to participate in public meetings, to give lectures, to travel, with the obligation of dedicating himself to a life of prayer and penance.” How can these statement match with the fact that McCarrick not only did not change his life, continued to travel, celebrate and give lectures, but also made three trips to the Vatican and was able to greet a smiling Pope Benedict? How can all match with the fact that Viganò himself, who today claims having reiterated these strict papal instructions to the harassing cardinal, then had no problem in appearing publicly next to him, celebrating mass and being photographed with him and even giving a speech at a gala dinner during which McCarrick received a prize? It happened on 2 May 2012, during Ratzinger’s pontificate, at the World Mission Dinner of the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States, which was held in a hotel in Manhattan. Only six months had passed since Viganò had received from Cardinal Ouellet the reiteration of the order of sanctions against the cardinal harasser.