Top US cardinal expelled from Catholic priesthood over allegations he abused teenager and solicited sex during confession

Top US cardinal expelled from Catholic priesthood over allegations he abused teenager and solicited sex during confessionA disgraced former US cardinal has been expelled from the Roman Catholic priesthood over allegations he abused a teenage boy and solicited sex during confession. The Vatican announced the defrocking of Theodore McCarrick on Saturday days before the Pope is to lead an extraordinary gathering of bishops from around the world over the sex abuse crisis engulfing the church. McCarrick, a once-powerful prelate and former Archbishop of Washington, is the highest profile church figure to be dismissed from the priesthood in modern times.



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