The priest abuse crisis facing the Catholic Church has prompted Cardinal Blase Cupich to release a new statement that "the Church will not tolerate any cover-ups or accept a different standard for bishops who abuse or cover up."
Cupich, in Rome taking part in a month-long synod engaging young people, released the statement Monday.
Over the weekend, the Vatican offered more details on what Pope Francis knew concerning the sexual misconduct allegations surrounding Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.
The Vatican said, "the Holy See will, in due course, make known the conclusions of the matter" regarding McCarrick and said a thorough investigation is underway.
The statement also noted the Vatican is conscious that choices were taken not consistent “with a contemporary approach to such issues."
Cupich on Monday said he is convinced that Pope Francis has no hesitation in following a path of accountability.
"As he remarked during his visit to the United States in 2015: 'We will follow the path of truth wherever it may lead,'" Cupich wrote.