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Disgraced ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

The report details “a tragic page in the recent history of Catholicism, a painful story from which the entire Church has learned,” writes Vatican editorial director, Andrea Tornielli.

By Edward Pentin, EWTN News, November 10, 2020

Edward Pentin Edward Pentin began reporting on the Pope and the Vatican with Vatican Radio before moving on to become the Rome correspondent for the Register. …


Edward PentinVATICAN CITY — The Vatican published today the McCarrick Report, alongside the following summary by Andrea Tornielli, editorial director of the Dicastery for Communication.

No press conference was held to mark the release of the document.

See here for the full text of the report.

McCarrick Report: a sorrowful page the Church is learning from 

 A reading of the dossier published by the Secretariat of State containing documents and testimonies narrating the facts regarding the former cardinal archbishop of Washington dismissed from the clerical state 


At the time of Theodore McCarrick’s appointment as Archbishop of Washington in 2000, the Holy See acted on the basis of partial and incomplete information. What has now come to light are omissions, underestimations, and choices that later proved to be wrong, due in part to the fact that, during the assessment process requested by Rome at the time, those questioned did not always disclose all they knew. Until 2017, there had never been any precise accusation regarding sexual abuse or harassment or harm done to a minor. As soon as the first report was received from a victim who was a minor at the time the abuse was committed, Pope Francis reacted promptly regarding the elderly cardinal, who had already retired as head of the archdiocese in 2006, first taking away his red hat and then dismissing him from the clerical state. This is what emerges from the Report on the Holy See’s Institutional Knowledge and Decisi`  ….

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