Pope Francis Authorizes Further Study of Ex-Cardinal McCarrick

Cardinal McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington DC (2001-2006). Credit: World Economic Forum

(From UPI)

Francis decided that information from a preliminary probe [of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick] should be combined with a “further thorough study” of McCarrick’s archives, a Vatican statement said Saturday.

McCarrick, a former archbishop of Newark, N.J., and Washington, D.C., already resigned from the College of Cardinals in July amid fallout from Archdiocese Review Board investigation into allegations he abused a teenage altar boy decades ago, while he was a priest of the Archdiocese of New York.

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