The pair are among the most contentious Roman Catholic figures of the 20th century.
Australian prosecutors said on Thursday they will appeal for a tougher sentence for the most senior Roman Catholic cleric convicted of covering up child sex abuse.
Carlo Maria Viganò, once the Vatican’s top diplomat in the U.S., claims Francis was complicit in covering up sexual abuse by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.
In an 11-page letter, an ex-Vatican diplomat calls for Pope Francis to resign, alleging he knew about former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s abuses for years.
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