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Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick for sex abuse

Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick for sex abuseVATICAN CITY (AP) — Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been found guilty by the Vatican of sex abuse and defrocked, as calls rose Saturday for Pope Francis to reveal what he knew about the once-powerful American prelate's apparently decades-long predatory sexual behavior.



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Former U.S. Cardinal McCarrick defrocked for sex crimes

Former U.S. Cardinal McCarrick defrocked for sex crimesPope Francis has decided that the ruling, which followed an appeal by McCarrick, a power-broker as Archbishop of Washington, D.C. from 2001 to 2006, was now final. A Vatican statement said his crimes were made more serious by “the aggravating factor of the abuse of power”. The 88-year-old, who in July became the first Roman Catholic prelate in nearly 100 years to lose the title of cardinal, has now become the highest profile church figure to be dismissed from the priesthood in modern times.



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The Latest: Cardinal calls McCarrick punishment 'important'

The Latest: Cardinal calls McCarrick punishment 'important'VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the defrocking of former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick (all times local):



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Exclusive: McCarrick defrocking shows 'bishops not above the law' – top Vatican investigator

Exclusive: McCarrick defrocking shows 'bishops not above the law' - top Vatican investigatorMcCarrick was expelled from the priesthood after being found guilty of sexual crimes against minors and adults. In an interview with Reuters, Archbishop Charles Scicluna said the decision showed the church was taking action. “It is a very important signal that, if we’re talking about accountability for bishops, we are actually doing it,” said Scicluna, the archbishop of Valletta, Malta.



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Vatican defrocks ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after finding him guilty of sexual crimes

Vatican defrocks ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after finding him guilty of sexual crimesFormer U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been defrocked by Pope Francis after Vatican officials found him guilty of sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Vatican said Saturday.



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Pope orders 'thorough study' of Vatican documents in McCarrick abuse case

Pope orders 'thorough study' of Vatican documents in McCarrick abuse caseIn a statement, the Vatican appeared to be committing itself to examine the paper trail on the McCarrick case, quoting from speech Francis made in 2015 in which he said “We will follow the path of truth wherever it may lead”. The latest crisis began in August when Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the Vatican’s former ambassador to the United States, said in a bombshell document that the pope knew for years about sexual misconduct by McCarrick with adult male seminarians but did nothing about it. Vigano accused a long list of current and past Vatican and U.S. Church officials of covering up for 88-year-old McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington, D.C., and called on the pope to resign.



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Pope OKs study of Vatican archives into McCarrick scandal

Pope OKs study of Vatican archives into McCarrick scandalVATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has authorized a "thorough study" of Vatican archives into how a prominent American cardinal advanced through church ranks despite allegations that he slept with seminarians and young priests, the Vatican said Saturday in its first response to explosive allegations of a cover-up that is roiling the papacy.



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Letter confirms Vatican received McCarrick complaint in 2000

Letter confirms Vatican received McCarrick complaint in 2000VATICAN CITY (AP) — A 2006 letter from a top Vatican official confirms that the Holy See received information in 2000 about the sexual misconduct of now-resigned U.S. cardinal, lending credibility to bombshell accusations of a cover-up at the highest echelons of the Roman Catholic Church.



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