Archbishop Wester said he was “disturbed” that Archbishop Vigano went public with his statement. Wester said Vigano’s testimony “and other attempts to promote a certain agenda” turn the focus off abuse victims and onto “ecclesial politics” between “conservatives and liberals.” Wester also said he is “saddened by those who attack Pope Francis and even go so far as to call for his resignation. Incredibly, some of these attacks are from my brother bishops,” he added. Wester proceeded to praise Pope Francis for having “not wavered in his dedication to the poor and marginalized.”