Cardinal Mccarrick Resigns, Pope Accepts

POPE FRANCIS ACCEPTS THE RESIGNATION OF THEODORE MERRICK FROM COLLEGE OF BISHOPS

(CNN) – Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of 88-year old Theodore Mccarrick from College of Cardinals.

McCarrick led the Archdiocese of Washington and retired at the age of 75, the mandatory age for Catholic bishops.

Last month, he announced that the Vatican had removed him from public ministry because of decades-old allegations of sexual abuse.

He was accused three times of sexual misconduct with adults over the years.

He has also been accused of abusing a minor.

That case is awaiting a church trial.

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