Pope accepts McCarrick resignation as cardinal amid sexual abuse allegations

Former archbishop of Washington DC stands down Allegations concern sex abuse with minors and young men Pope Francis on Saturday accepted the resignation as a cardinal of Theodore McCarrick, a former archbishop of Washington DC and one of the most prominent figures in the US Catholic church, following allegations of sexual abuse, including one involving an 11-year-old boy. Related: Pope Francis has utterly failed to tackle the church’s abuse scandal | Catherine Pepinster Continue reading...