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‘We ask forgiveness for the abuse in Ireland, abuse of power and of conscience,’ he said

He also prayed that Irish families would be ‘a bulwark of faith and goodness’

Archbishop Viganò said the Pope was fully aware of allegations against McCarrick but refused to act

The Pope spoke to eight Irish survivors of clerical abuse for an hour and a half

The Pope said he shared the anger of Catholics over how bishops handled the scandal

Pope Francis has arrived at Dublin airport at the start of his visit to the World Meeting of Families

Bishop Robert McElroy has been touted as a possible successor to Cardinal Wuerl in Washington

Marie Collins said canon law had more often been used to protect the abuser than to punish him

The university will investigate whether any of Archbishop McCarrick’s alleged abuses occurred at its seminaries

The investigation will include the Archdiocese of Chicago, which is headed by Cardinal Blase Cupich