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McCarrick removed from priesthood

VATICAN (CNS): Pope Francis confirmed the removal from the priesthood of Theodore McCarrick, the 88-year-old former cardinal and archbishop of Washington. The Vatican announced the decision on February 16, saying he was found guilty of “solicitation in the sacrament of confession and sins against the Sixth Commandment with minors and with adults, with the aggravating factor of the abuse of power.”
 

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United States bishops meet with pope

VATICAN (CNS): The leaders of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) met with Pope Francis on September 13 and shared how the Church in their country has been “lacerated by the evil of sexual abuse.”
 

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