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October 26, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) –The three recent testimonies from Archbishop Vigano have been the most important documents that LifeSite has published in its 21-year history. They have generated world-wide interest and numerous additional stories related to the testimonies that mark an historic time in the Roman Catholic Church.

Some are saying that the Vigano letters, especially the first one, “hit the Curia like an atomic bomb” and hopefully mark the beginning of a long overdue and very necessary cleansing of the Church, and especially the Vatican, of currently deep moral, financial and spiritual corruption. 

Regardless, the testimonies, given that they have come from such a senior and highly regarded member of the Church hierarchy, have set off a firestorm of controversy, articles and many more revelations. 

Because of the historic significance of this development we publish below a handy summary of the 88 articles that have appeared to date in LifeSite on the Vigano letters. The list begins with the three testimonies themselves and the remaining articles are grouped into major categories. 

It is especially notable how many bishops have publicly noted that the archbishop’s testimonies are credible and deserving of serious consideration. The LifeSite list of such bishops is limited to mainly US bishops and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all bishops in the world who may have also positively spoken about the Vigano testimonies. 

We hope that this list will be seen as an important resource for promoting greater understanding of the historic nature and importance of the Vigano letters. We encourage all readers to promote this resource.

Steve Jalsevac
Co-founder and President 



Pope Francis covered up McCarrick abuse, former US nuncio testifies in 11-page testimony (Official Text) – Aug. 25 

Former nunciature official backs Vigano: He ‘said the truth’ about Pope’s cover-up– Aug. 27

Top 10 takeaways from Vigano’s testimony on Pope’s ‘cover-up’ of abuser– Aug. 27

Bring the truth to the surface’: The amazing story of how Viganò released his testimony– Aug. 28

A who’s who of the Viganò testimony– Aug. 28 

Viganò: Journalists must ask what happened to ‘cache of documents’ Benedict gave to Francis– Aug. 30



Viganò releases new 4-page 2nd ‘testimony’ responding to Pope’s silence on McCarrick cover-up– Sept. 27

Viganò defends breaking promise of ‘pontifical’ secrecy in exposing Pope’s cover-up of McCarrick– Sept. 28



Archbishop Viganò issues 3rd testimony, refutes accusations of Cardinal Ouellet’– Oct. 19

Archbishop Vigano: I did not want my silence to put other souls at risk and damn my own – 3rd testimony– Oct. 19

Viganò blames homosexual clergy for sex abuse and corruption in the Church – 3rd testimony– Oct. 19

The third Vigano testimony: for a change, a pastor who talks about saving souls– Oct. 26



Viganò issues new statement, documents to clear his name of false charges– Aug. 27



EXCLUSIVE: Viganò reveals what really happened when Pope Francis met privately with Kim Davis– Aug. 31

Archbishop Viganò responds to Vatican pushback about Pope’s meeting with Kim Davis– Sept. 4



Viganò asks top Vatican cardinal to ‘bear witness to the truth’, release ‘key documents’– Sept. 28

Cardinal Ouellet to Abp. Viganò: your testimony was ‘political’ and ‘extremely reprehensible– Oct. 7

Cardinal Ouellet’s letter confirms the very problems Viganò has identified– Oct. 8

Cdl. Cupich backs Cdl. Ouellet’s roasting of Viganò, slams those who ‘attack’ Pope Francis– Oct. 9

The utter hypocrisy of Cardinal Ouellet’s attack on Viganò (by Phil Lawler) – Oct. 12



Abp. Viganò urges U.S. bishops to confront sex abuse as ‘courageous shepherds’ – Nov 13, 2018

Archbishop Viganò denies claims he defrauded his brother – Dec 3, 2018

Archbishop Viganò urges McCarrick to publicly repent in new open letter (FULL TEXT) – Jan. 14, 2019

Archbishop Viganò: Vatican Abuse Summit ignores real problem, Pope has ‘lost credibility’- Feb 15, 2019

Archbishop Viganò issues message to Pope and bishops on opening day of Vatican sex abuse summit – Feb 21, 2019



1. Texas Bishop Strickland urges ‘thorough investigation’ of allegations against Pope Francis– Aug. 26

2. Cardinal Burke responds to former US nuncio’s explosive letter about Pope Francis– Aug. 26

3. Bishop Schneider’s to-do list to renew Church in wake of Viganò revelations– Aug. 27

    Bishop Schneider: ‘no reasonable…cause to doubt truth’ of Vigano revelations about Pope– Aug. 27

4. US bishops’ head Daniel Dinardo promises urgent examination amid Vigano letter– Aug. 27

5. Arizona bishop Olmsted backs Viganò, calls him ‘man of truthfulness– Aug. 28

6. U.S. Bishop Morlino disappointed with Pope’s ‘no comment’ answer on sex-abuse cover-up– Aug. 28

7. Archbishop Cordileone vouches for Viganò, says allegations ‘must be taken seriously’– Aug. 29

8. Oklahoma Archbishop Coakley: I’ve ‘deepest respect’ for Viganó. His claims demand ‘deeper examination’– Aug. 31

9. Swiss bishop Eleganti: Pope’s comment on Viganó’s testimony is ‘classical non-denial’– Aug. 31

10. Kansas bishop Carl Kemme praises Vatican whistleblower: Viganó is someone ‘Church could be proud of’– Aug. 31  

11. Denver archbishop Aquila declares support for investigation following Archbishop Viganò‘s testimony– Sept. 4

12. Bishop Thomas Tobin: Viganò’s testimony is ‘substantive,’ should be investigated– Sept 4

13. Certain bishops are cause of continued presence of predators in seminaries and parishes: U.S. bishop – Sep 5

14. Archbishop Joseph Naumann: Viganò is ‘man of integrity,’ we must ‘ascertain the truth’– Sept. 6

15. Abp. Vigano’s testimony may have just foiled Pope Francis’ plan to bury US abuse crisis (Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone) – Sept. 7

16. Nebraska bishop Hanefeldt urges ‘thorough’ probe: Viganò testimony ‘must be taken seriously’– Sept. 7

17. Cincinnati archbishop: Vatican must ‘open the McCarrick file’ – Sep 7

18. Bishop Donald Hying: Viganò’s allegations against Pope must be shown either ‘true or false’– Sept. 12

19. Austrian bishop Laun hopes Pope will speak on Viganò report: ‘Silence would be a form of cover-up’– Sept. 17

20. Minnesota archbishop Bernard A. Hebda: I trust Pope Francis and Viganò – Sep 17

21. Dutch bishop Mutsaerts criticizes Pope Francis for ‘incomprehensible’ silence on Viganò allegations– Sept. 26

22. Cardinal Müller confirms sex abuse investigation against UK Cardinal was stopped– Oct. 3

     Cardinal Burke on Viganò testimony: God’s law is higher than the pontifical secret – Nov 9, 2018

43. List of bishops, cardinals who support investigating Viganò’s claims–  (Lists 21 bishops in addition to those noted above)

44. Cardinal Eijk: The Church must investigate Viganò testimonies to regain credibility – Fri Dec 14, 2018

45. Bishop Strickland seconds Viganò in asking Cardinal McCarrick to repent – Jan 14, 2019



Cardinal Wuerl denies Vigano allegations– Aug. 27

Pro-gay prelates Cupich, Tobin, McElroy attack Archbishop Viganò’s credibility– Aug. 28

Cardinal Cupich becomes unhinged, calls papal critics racist– Aug. 29

Francis’ top cardinal Parolin: ‘better not to go down into details’ about Viganò testimony– Aug. 30

Archbishop close to Pope (Victor Fernandez) suggests Archbishop Viganò suffers from a delusional mental illness– Sept. 20

Archbishop Mark Coleridge mocks Viganò: I wonder if he ‘thinks he… should be pope’–  Oct. 1

Cardinal Wuerl blasts Viganò testimony as ‘not faithful to the facts’– Oct. 12

Vancouver archdiocesan newspaper criticized Vigano letters, won’t print responses defending him – Feb 4, 2019



Is Abp. Vigano the agent of a cleansing fire for the Church? (Robert Royal)– Aug. 27

Fox News host urges Catholics to call for Pope’s resignation amid Viganò revelations– Aug. 27

Petition for Archbishop Viganò calls for prayers, support– Aug. 28

EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo defends Archbishop Viganò on Fox News– Aug. 28

Why we know Vigano’s testimony is not just credible, but obviously true (by Dr. Joseph Shaw) – Aug. 29

John Paul II’s biographer George Weigel praises Vatican whistleblower Viganò: ‘courageous, honest, loyal’– Aug. 30

New evidence backs Viganò’s claim about Benedict-imposed sanctions on McCarrick– Aug. 30

EWTN panel: Viganó’s testimony reveals ‘greatest crisis’ Pope and Church now face’– Aug. 31

Former presidential candidate on Viganò testimony: ‘This is a homosexual scandal’– Aug. 31

Australia’s Daily Telegraph: Pope must answer Viganò’s claims or ‘resign’– Sept. 5

The track record supports the Vigano testimony (by Phil Lawler) – Sept. 5

Canon lawyer Ed Peters: Pope Francis ‘should resign’ if Viganò’s testimony is true– Sept. 6

Why Archbishop Viganò is almost certainly telling the truth (by Dr. Edward Feser) – Sept. 6

Franciscan Friars of the Renewal: Investigate ‘each and every allegation’ in Viganò testimony– Sept. 6

Ignatius Press founder to Pope Francis: ‘Be a man. Stand up and answer’ Viganò’s allegationsSept. 24

Pro-life academy backs Viganò’s ‘heroic’ testimony about Pope Francis– Sept. 28

Over 47,000 Catholic women ask Pope if he covered up for sex abuser McCarrick, as Viganò claims– Oct. 24

11,000 Catholic men petition Pope Francis to answer Viganò allegations– Oct. 24



VIDEO: Pope tells media he’s ‘not going to say a word’ about McCarrick cover-up– Aug. 26

Pope Francis’ silence on Viganò is graver scandal than what Viganò exposed (by Roberto de Mattei) – Aug. 29

Prominent Swiss newspaper on Viganò report: ‘The silence of the two popes seems strange’-Aug. 31

Pope Benedict confirms he disciplined McCarrick, sources claim– Aug. 27

Rod Dreher: Pope’s silence ‘perpetuates a culture of cover up’– Sept. 5

Pope makes yet another cryptic reference to ‘Great Accuser’ amid Vigano allegations– Sept. 18

VIDEO: Pope says he received a ‘sign from God’ through Chinese bishops after Viganò testimony– Sept. 26

Pope Francis launches global prayer campaign to protect Church from ‘Great Accuser’’– Sept. 29

German newspaper: Pope’s silence on Viganò allegations has turned his ‘no tolerance’ into hypocrisy– Oct. 15

Pope Francis ends Youth Synod by again rebuking ‘Great Accuser’ for ‘persecuting’ Church –  Oct 29, 2018

EWTN panel: Francis is damaging himself and Church by not answering Viganò’s allegations – Nov 1, 2018

Did Pope Francis just compare Archbishop Viganò to Judas in his Christmas address? – Dec 21, 2018

Pope’s new editorial director for Vatican media called Viganò the ‘Great Accuser’ – Dec 21, 2018



‘Atomic bomb’: Curial official says Vigano’s testimony on Pope cover-up has rocked Vatican– Aug. 27

‘I’m just trying to do my job’: Edward Pentin defends on EWTN covering Viganó‘s testimony– Aug. 31

Did Cardinal Maradiaga just confirm Viganò’s claims about Pope Francis?– Sept. 26

Letter confirms Viganò claim: Vatican knew of McCarrick abuse in 2000– Sept. 7

Scott Hahn on Vigano letter: ‘It seems like a good time to pray like never before’–  Aug. 27

‘Team Francis’ apologists panicking over Viganò testimony: ‘The conservatives are winning– Sept. 13

Viganò vindicated: Wuerl knew about McCarrick abuse as early as 2004 – Jan 11, 2019

New book confirms Viganò‘s report that Pope Francis knew about McCarrick abuse – Feb 18, 2019



Ave Maria University president slams Viganò, Cardinal Burke– Aug. 30

Vatican Academy for Life attacks Viganò, tweets articles that it says ‘contradict…account– Sept. 5

In heavily-plagiarized speech, Vatican spokesman accuses Archbishop Viganò of ‘lies’ – Feb 15, 2019

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