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Pope issues sanctions against former West Virginia bishop

Pope issues sanctions against former West Virginia bishop

| Rhina Guidos | July 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston announced July 19 sanctions from the Vatican — including taking away the faculties of celebrating Mass — against a former West Virginia bishop who stepped down last year under a cloud of allegations of sexual and financial misconduct.

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Former secretary says officials knew McCarrick’s ministry was restricted

Former secretary says officials knew McCarrick’s ministry was restricted

| Cindy Wooden | May 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Benedict XVI had imposed restrictions on the public ministry of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick in 2008, but they were not formal sanctions and were not followed strictly, even during the papacy of Pope Benedict himself, McCarrick’s former secretary said.

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