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Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Resigns Amid Sexual Abuse Allegations

McCarrick was a globe-trotting Washington power broker and one of the Vatican's highest officials. He faces multiple allegations of sexual abuse, misconduct and harassment.

A prominent Vatican diplomat and the former archbishop of Washington, D.C., has resigned from the College of Cardinals over sexual abuse allegations. Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick presented his resignation on Friday evening.

"Pope Francis accepted his resignation from the cardinalate and has ordered his suspension from the exercise of any public ministry, together with the obligation to remain in a house yet to be indicated to him, for a

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