Theodore McCarrick

Catholic church in Massachusetts
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AP News
December 09, 2019 - 3:18 pm
More than a century ago, waves of Catholic immigrants from Ireland, Poland and Quebec settled in Chicopee and other western Massachusetts mill towns, helping build churches, rectories and schools to accommodate their faith. Today the priests leading those churches are under siege due to stresses,...
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Victim points to photos of Catholic priests accused of sexual misconduct.
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May 31, 2019 - 9:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Quantifying its vast sex-abuse crisis, the U.S. Roman Catholic Church said Friday that allegations of child sex abuse by clerics more than doubled in its latest 12-month reporting period, and that its spending on victim compensation and child protection surged above $300 million...
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The long-time archbishop of Atlanta, Bishop Wilton Gregory, has been tapped by Pope Francis to lead the Archdiocese of Washington.
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Mark Abrams
April 04, 2019 - 3:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The longtime archbishop of Atlanta has been tapped by Pope Francis to lead the Archdiocese of Washington. "I see this appointment as an appointment to be the pastor of the Archdiocese of Washington. I was not elected to Congress," said Archbishop Wilton Gregory...
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September 30, 2018 - 11:17 am
VICTORIA, Kan. (AP) — The friary in remote western Kansas that is now home to a disgraced former U.S. cardinal removed from ministry by Pope Francis over allegations of sexual abuse is just one block from an elementary school. The Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., confirmed in a statement Friday...
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In this Feb. 14, 2014 file photo, from left, Sean Patrick Cardinal O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston; the Most Rev. Carlo Maria Viganò, apostolic nuncio to the United States, and the Most Rev. Robert Peter Deeley.
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August 27, 2018 - 8:34 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The archbishop of Washington on Monday "categorically denied" ever being informed that his predecessor had been sanctioned for sexual misconduct, undercutting a key element of a bombshell allegation that Pope Francis covered up clergy abuse. Cardinal Donald Wuerl issued a...
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Pope Francis, flanked by Vatican spokesperson Greg Burke, listens to a journalist's question during a press conference aboard of the flight to Rome at the end of his two-day visit to Ireland, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018.
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August 27, 2018 - 10:20 am
By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis declined Sunday to confirm or deny claims by the Vatican's retired ambassador to the United States that he knew in 2013 about sexual misconduct allegations against the former archbishop of Washington, Theodore McCarrick...
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In this Nov. 14, 2011 file photo, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick prays during the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual fall assembly in Baltimore.
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August 26, 2018 - 11:22 am
DUBLIN (AP) — The Vatican's retired ambassador to the United States accused senior Vatican officials of knowing as early as 2000 that the disgraced former archbishop of Washington, Theodore McCarrick, regularly invited seminarians into his bed but was made a cardinal regardless. The letter, an...
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Pope Francis lights a candle as he visits the Knock's shrine during his apostolic trip to Ireland, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018.
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August 26, 2018 - 8:52 am
KNOCK, Ireland (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday denounced how Irish children were "robbed of their innocence and taken from their mothers" by Catholic-run institutions that put them up for adoption to erase the shame of having been born to unwed mothers. Francis spoke out about Ireland's haunted...
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 In this Sept. 23, 2015 file photo, Pope Francis reaches out to hug Cardinal Archbishop emeritus Theodore McCarrick after the Midday Prayer of the Divine with more than 300 U.S.
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July 28, 2018 - 8:20 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — In a move described as unprecedented, Pope Francis has effectively stripped U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick of his cardinal's title and rank following allegations of sexual abuse, including one involving an 11-year-old boy. The Vatican announced on Saturday that Francis ordered...
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In this Sept. 23, 2015 file photo, Pope Francis reaches out to hug Cardinal Archbishop emeritus Theodore McCarrick after the Midday Prayer of the Divine with more than 300 U.S. Bishops at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington.
Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via AP, Pool, File
July 20, 2018 - 1:21 pm
By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — Revelations that one of the most respected U.S. cardinals repeatedly sexually abused both boys and adult seminarians have raised questions about who in the Catholic Church hierarchy knew — and what Pope Francis is going to do about it. If the...
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