Former U.S. Cardinal McCarrick defrocked for sex crimes

FILE PHOTO: Retired Cardinal Theodore McCarrick walks in a procession of bishops as it makes its way through the Bayridge neighborhood of the Brooklyn Borough of New York for the ordination of three auxiliary bishops to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn August 22, 2006. REUTERS/Keith Bedford/File Photo

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. Pope Francis has decided that the ruling, which followed an appeal by McCarrick, a power-broker as Archbishop of Washington, D.C. from […]

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