Pope Francis names Cardinal with close ties to McCarrick as key figure in next papal election

ROME, February 14, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis has named Cardinal Kevin Farrell as papal camerlengo, a post by which Cardinal Farrell would administer the Vatican when the pontiff dies or resigns and before the election of a successor.

The announcement comes despite lingering questions about Farrell and his role in controversies swirling around ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. McCarrick is awaiting a decision from Pope Francis regarding his alleged sexual abuse of seminarians and an 11-year-old boy decades ago, which may result in his laicization. Farrell and McCarrick previously shared an apartment.

Farrell, who is Irish, was the Bishop of Dallas before Pope Francis promoted him to lead the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life. He is a vocal defender of Amoris Laetitia and has endorsed pro-homosexual Father James Martin’s book Building a Bridge.

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