Former Archbishop of Washington, D.C., Theodore McCarrick, who was accused this summer of sexual abuse of children and seminarians, has officially been ordered out of active ministry and into a home for priests in Kansas, according to a Friday press release from the Archdiocese of Washington. “In late July 2018, our Holy Father Pope Francis requested that Archbishop Theodore McCarrick withdraw from all public ministry and events,” the statement began. “To that end, Archbishop McCarrick now resides at St. Fidelis Friary in Victoria, Kansas in the Diocese of Salina.” The statement also asked for privacy and respect for the arrangement, for the sake of “peace of the community” at St. Fidelis. The reckoning against accused clerical sexual abusers also continued in South America, where Pope Francis defrocked Chilean priest Fernando Karadima years after a Vatican tribunal found him guilty of sexually abusing dozens of children in 2011.
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