Raw Interview: Cardinal Cupich Responds to Questions About Cardinal McCarrick and Bombshell Vigano Memo

Watch Cardinal Cupich's interview with NBC 5 below.

Cardinal Blase Cupich spoke to NBC 5 about the explosive allegations of a former high-ranking church official who claims the Pope knew about charges of sexual misconduct against an American cardinal and says that cardinal was responsible for Cupich's appointment in Chicago.

"The Pope has a bigger agenda," Cardinal Cupich said. "He's got to get on with other things, of talking about the environment and protecting migrants and carrying on the work of the church. We're not going to go down a rabbit hole on this."

Watch Cardinal Cupich's interview below for answers to these and other questions.

Question: Does the Pope need to tell Catholics exactly what he knew about Cardinal McCarrick and when he first knew it?

Cardinal Blase Cupich talks to NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern
In an interview with NBC 5, Cardinal Cupich responds to the question, "If the Pope knew something, some time ago, about these allegations, should he resign?"
Cardinal Blase Cupich fields questions from NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern.
"That's what has to change in life in the Church," Cardinal Cupich said, "and that's what the Pope is talking about. But let's also be clear that people who want to make this about sex in terms of homosexuality and all the rest of it are a diversion from the real issue that we need to attack in the life of the Church and that is that there are some people who believe that they are both privileged and protected."
"There's a small group of insurgents who have not liked Pope Francis from the very beginning," Cardinal Cupich said during an interview with NBC 5. "They don't like the fact that he's calling for more lay involvement."
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