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Pope dismisses former Archbishop for the abuse

a Few days before the Vatican summit on abuse Pope Francis has been Archbishop of the former Washington Theodore McCarrick from the cleric stand dismissed. For spiritual the is the in Church law, the maximum penalty. McCarrick has been found, according to the Vatican of sexual misconduct with Minors and adults in connection with the abuse of power guilty, furthermore, of the abuse of the confessional sacrament.

The 88-Year-old is the highest Catholic makers of the modern era, the will be dismissed from the priesthood. In July 2018 McCarrick had already lost his cardinal dignity. The Chairman of the U.S. bishops ' conference, cardinal Daniel DiNardo, said in a first reaction from a "strong Signal that abuse will not be tolerated".

The Archdiocese of Washington announced that it was hoped that the decision from the Vatican for wearing a "healing process" for all victims of abuse. The head of the child protection centre at the Pontifical University Gregoriana, Hans Zollner, said the Catholic weekly newspaper The Tablet, the Vatican had taken a "very strong decision". "It shows that the process be set in motion, even if it is a cardinal," said the Jesuit.

James Grein, one of the McCarricks Victims, was relieved. He stressed at the same time: "Nothing can bring me back my Childhood." The former Archbishop of Washington (2001-2006) had seduced 1970 and 1990, candidates for Sex in the priesthood and at least two of the minimum needs year's miss. He now lives in a Capuchin monastery in the U.S. state of Kansas and not allowed to exercise his priestly Ministry until the accusations were cleared up in a Church legal process. This process is now complete.

McCarrick was regarded as a dedicated fighter against abuse

As the congregation more informed, had the authority, their judgment is already at 11. January like. A contradiction McCarricks was advised two days later, but refused. This decision was communicated to McCarrick, therefore, this Friday, after the Pope was confirmed as the final authority in the judgment. A new appeal is not permitted.

From the Vatican circles that Pope Francis wanted to clarify the sensational case before the Anti-abuse summit starting on Thursday. Had ordered the thorough investigation of all the files on the case of McCarrick last summer. Born on 7. July, 1930, in New York, Theodore McCarrick of 1958, ordained a priest. He first made a career in the field of education in 1977 and became auxiliary Bishop in New York. In 1981, he became the diocesan Bishop in the newly founded diocese of Metuchen and in 1986 as Archbishop to Newark. From 2001 to 2006, he was Archbishop in the capital of the diocese of Washington. In February 2001, appointed by Pope John Paul II, McCarrick cardinal.

McCarrick was due to his social commitment, his diplomatic skills and his excellent Connections to the political and social Establishment known. In his time in Washington, he was regarded as a dedicated fighter against the abuse and had a share of "Zero-tolerance"policy against übergriffige priest. (sz)

Created: 16.02.2019, 20:07 PM

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