By Mitchell Garabedian Interviewed by Jim Braude
The Vatican released a nearly 450-page report this week about former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s rise through the Catholic Church ranks, in spite of warnings about his sexual abuse of minors. The damning report, commissioned by Pope Francis more than two years ago, determined that then-Pope John Paul II knew about the claims of wrongdoing when he elevated McCarrick to cardinal. To discuss, Jim Braude was joined by Mitchell Garabedian, an attorney who has represented hundreds of victims of clergy sexual abuse including James Grein, who says he personally told Pope John Paul in 1988 about sexual abuse by McCarrick, which started when he was a young boy.
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