Maccarone was a person close to the Kirchners. In fact, when the scandal broke, the permanent commission of the CEA, chaired by Bergoglio at the time, produced a declaration of solidarity that produced an additional scandal. Inhe resigned after admitting a homosexual relationship. Then two scandals arose because he was allowed to celebrate the sacraments and officiate Masses; and also because he continued to what is a homosexual predator
helped by Bergoglio as professor emeritus of the UCA. He r emained in ministry. Santiago del Estero bishop emeritus.