Report: Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick to Be Defrocked

Breitbart | 2/8/2019 | Staff
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The Vatican’s doctrinal office is preparing to reduce former cardinal Theodore McCarrick to the lay state for his serial homosexual abuse including that of minors, according to reports Friday.

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is ready to hand down its most severe sentence for a cleric — that of laicization or “dismissal from the clerical state” — just prior to an upcoming meeting on clerical sex abuse convoked by Pope Francis in the Vatican, Vida Nueva reported.

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Last July, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick from the college of cardinals after revelations of sexual impropriety and abuse spanning decades.

“Yesterday evening the Holy Father received the letter in which Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington (U.S.A.), presented his resignation as a member of the College of Cardinals,” read a statement posted on the Vatican website.

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The first accusation of sexual abuse became public on June 20 when the Archdiocese of New York released a statement announcing “credible and substantiated” allegations of abuse by McCarrick when he was a priest of the New York archdiocese.

The alleged victim was a former altar boy at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, who reported two incidents of abuse dating back to 1971 and...
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