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In accounts by two separate Italian journalists, it's being revealed that Viganò had some help getting his now-infamous testimony edited and published.
The Associated Press (AP) is reporting a conversation with Marco Tosatti where he recounts sitting in his living room with Viganò on Aug. 22, helping the archbishop edit his original document.
"He had prepared some kind of a draft of a document," Tosatti said, adding, "I told him that we had to work on it really because it was not in a journalistic style," also noting that he cut out claims that couldn't be easily validated, telling Viganò "it had to be absolutely waterproof."
Aldo Maria Valli revealed on Monday that he had several conversations with Viganò beforehand, hosting him at his house on at least two separate occasions.
Valli recounts that Viganò said, "I am 77 years old, I am at the end of my life. I do not care about men's judgment. The only judgment that matters is that of the good God. He will ask me what I have done for the Church of Christ and I want to be able to answer that I have defended and served until the end."
He said they discussed the Aug. 14 Pennsylvania grand jury report, noting that Viganò confirmed the attorney general's report was accurate, adding it was more "correct" to call the abuse ephebophilia "because in the vast majority of cases it is a matter of homosexual clerics that hunt for adolescent males."
He also confirmed Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro's comment that the cover up for the abuse goes all the way to the Vatican.
According to Valli, Viganò also added, "Because those cracks mentioned by Paul VI, from which Satan's smoke would have slipped into the house of God, have become chasms. The devil is working great. And not to admit it, or turn your face to the other side, it would be our greatest sin."
Viganò maintained he did not care about his name being dragged through the dirt, adding, "The only thing that matters to me is to bring the truth to the surface, so that a purification can begin. At the point where we are there is no other way."
Valli also reveals Viganò requested that he and "another Italian blogger" publish the testimony and that it will also be published by "an Englishman, an American and a Canadian" on Aug. 26, "because the pope, returning from Dublin, will have the opportunity to reply by answering questions from journalists on the plane."
Pope Francis, however, did not answer any allegations, instead telling the press to read the testimony carefully and "judge it for yourselves."
Joshua McElwee of the dissident National Catholic Reporter is claiming Tosatti was the "ghostwriter" of Viganò's testimony.
Tosatti responds, "I [helped] editing the text prepared by Viganò. The contents of the document are completely his. Ghostwriter my left foot! Incredible nonsense."