LifeSiteNews reporter Diane Montagna broke this story moments ago:
ROME, November 13, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò today has issued a brief note to the U.S. Bishops, urging them to confront sex abuse as “courageous shepherds” rather than “frightened sheep.”
The U.S. Bishops are currently in Baltimore at their much-anticipated fall annual meeting at which they were expected to vote on concrete proposals to hold bishops accountable for their failures after the revelations about former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.
The message from Archbishop Viganò, who served as U.S. Nuncio from October 2011 until April 2016, comes one day after the Vatican insisted that U.S. Bishops not vote at their fall assembly on two action items to prevent sexual abuse coverup: standards of accountability for bishops and the special commission for receiving complaints against bishops.
Comment from Michael J. Matt: God bless this man! By the way, these are certainly NOT the actions of a man who's making stuff up. He's actually provoking them now, so confident is he in the legitimacy of his case. If he's a liar, the Vatican has all the tools it needs to expose him as such. Trouble is, he's not lying...and everybody knows he's not. This is clearly a man on a mission from God!
Read the official English text of Archbishop Viganò’s message to U.S. Bishops HERE