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U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick defrocked over sex abuse

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and of sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday.

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

Vatican to rule next week on defrocking of disgraced U.S. cardinal: sources

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Vatican officials will meet next week to decide the fate of disgraced former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick over allegations of sexual abuse, Vatican sources said on Friday.

REUTERS

Vatican's Office of General Auditor gets new statutes

With a Feb. 9 motu proprio issued the new norms for the Vatican’s Office of the General Auditor; they will become become effective on Feb. 16. The general auditor oversees an annual financial assessment of each department, or dicastery, of the Roman Curia, the group of offices that assists the pope

CATHOLICNEWSAGENCY.COM

New book claims 80 percent of Vatican priests are gay

An explosive new book claiming that the majority of Vatican clerics are gay is scheduled to be released on the same day that Pope Francis' sex abuse summit is set to begin in Vatican City.

THE BLAZE

Vatican celebrates 90th anniversary of accords giving it sovereignty

The Vatican is celebrating a big anniversary today. It is 90 years since the signing of the Lateran Pacts, by which the Italian government recognized Vatican City’s independent sovereignty.

ALETEIA.ORG

Former U.S. Cardinal McCarrick defrocked for sex crimes

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been expelled from the Roman Catholic priesthood after he was found guilty of sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Vatican said on Saturday.

REUTERS

McCarrick removed from the priesthood after being found guilty of abuse

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has confirmed the removal from the priesthood of Theodore E. McCarrick, the 88-year-old former cardinal and archbishop of Washington. The Vatican announced the decision Feb. 16, saying he was found guilty of “solicitation in the sacrament of confession and sins agai

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Former U.S. Cardinal McCarrick defrocked over sex abuse allegations

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Disgraced former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been expelled from the Roman Catholic priesthood following allegations against him, including sexual abuse of minors, the Vatican said on Saturday.

REUTERS

Catholic Church credibility on the line at abuse meeting

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican will gather senior bishops from around the world later this week for a conference on sex abuse designed to guide them on how best to tackle a problem that has decimated the Church’s credibility, but critics say it is too little, too late.

REUTERS

Pope discusses ethics of artificial intelligence with Microsoft chief

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Microsoft President Brad Smith met Pope Francis on Wednesday to discuss the ethical use of artificial intelligence and ways to bridge the digital divide between rich and poor nations, the Vatican said.

REUTERS

Pope Francis says he can’t help with Venezuela’s political crisis

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has reportedly written to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro indicating conditions aren’t ripe for the Vatican to step in and help mediate in the country’s political crisis.

NEW YORK POST

Vatican tries to rein in expectations for sexual abuse summit

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is preparing to convene an unprecedented summit on sex abuse this month, widely viewed as among the most pivotal moments of his papacy, but the Vatican is cautioning not to expect too much.

WASHINGTON POST

Vatican receives delegation from Venezuela's Guaido

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A delegation representing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido met Monday with Vatican officials as the Holy See weighs a request from socialist President Nicholas Maduro to intervene in the country's political crisis.

CNBC

Does the New Catholic-Muslim Declaration Deviate From Catholic Teaching?

VATICAN CITY — A joint Catholic-Muslim declaration signed by Pope Francis in Abu Dhabi earlier this month was praised for trying to push back a drift toward a “clash of civilizations” but received criticism for a controversial passage regarding religious diversity that some Church scholars believe d

NCREGISTER.COM

Vatican defrocks Theodore McCarrick

VATICAN CITY — 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 decadeslong predatory sexual behavior.

COLUMBIAN

The Latest: Cardinal calls McCarrick punishment 'important'

VATICAN CITY – The Latest on the defrocking of former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick (all times local):. The archbishop of Boston says the Vatican's decision to defrock former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is an important step for "administering justice" for McCarrick's crimes.

FOX NEWS

Pope Francis removes former U.S. Cardinal McCarrick from priesthood for sex abuse

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis and the Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith have removed Theodore E. McCarrick, former U.S. cardinal and archbishop emeritus of Washington, from the priesthood after finding him guilty of sexual abuse of minors and adults.

MASSLIVE.COM

Vatican defrocks former US cardinal housed at friary in Kansas

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday.

SALINAPOST.COM

Pope Defrocks Former Newark Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, 88-Year-Old Removed From Priesthood

VATICAN CITY (CBSNewYork/AP) — Pope Francis has stripped former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of his rights to priesthood after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting sex while hearing confession and sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday.

CBSLOCAL.COM

Pope defrocks ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick for sex abuse, punishing the U.S. churchman on eve of crisis summit

VATICAN CITY — Pope defrocks ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick for sex abuse, punishing the U.S. churchman on eve of crisis summit. Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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