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Sexual abuse : Pope dismisses Ex-Archbishop McCarrick

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. The decision of the Vatican announced on Saturday. McCarrick was convicted of sexual misconduct with Minors and adults in connection with the abuse of power guilty, moreover, of the abuse of the confessional sacrament. The 88-Year-old is the highest Catholic is a carrier of the modern era, the will be dismissed from the priesthood. In July 2018 McCarrick had already lost his cardinal dignity.

The former Archbishop of Washington, had seduced 1970 and 1990, candidates for Sex in the priesthood and at least two of the minimum needs year's miss. He 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.

Pope wanted a clarification before the abuse summit

The authority had made its judgment on Monday A contradiction McCarricks was advised two days later and rejected. The decision was communicated to McCarrick on Friday, after the Pope was confirmed as the final authority in the judgment. A new appeal is not permitted. According to Vatican circles Pope Francis wanted to have the sensational case before the Anti-abuse summit next Thursday clarified. Had ordered Francis to the thorough investigation of all the files on the case of McCarrick last summer.

Theodore McCarrick was due to his social commitment, his diplomatic skills and his excellent Connections to the 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.

The German cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Mueller has contradicted with the views of the Anti-abuse summit in the Vatican of the Thesis, a cause for sexual abuse lie in clericalism. For this, there is no empirical evidence. The reason lies in the depraved character of the perpetrator, he said the "mirror". "However, there were cases in the past, where spiritual authority, political Power was." The case of McCarrick Müller reiterated his Thesis of a connection between abuse and homosexuality.

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painted well over 80 percent of the victims of sexual abuse of young people were male. "In the misuse of the summit, but this data is way unreasonable to play no role at all", criticized the theologian. "By the way, I am of the opinion that no human is born as God intended, as a gay, we are born as a man or a woman." (KNA/dpa)

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