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Archdiocese of Washington Statement on the Holy See’s Judgment on Former Archbishop McCarrick

‘The imposition on former Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick of the penalty of his dismissal from the clerical state, thus prohibiting him any type of priestly ministry, underscores the gravity of his actions.’

The Archdiocese of Washington, DC, issued the following statement in the wake of the Vatican’s decision to remove Former Archbishop McCarrick from the clerical state

The imposition on former Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick of the penalty of his dismissal from the clerical state, thus prohibiting him any type of priestly ministry, underscores the gravity of his actions.

Our hope and prayer is that this decision serves to help the healing process for survivors of abuse, as well as those who have experienced disappointment or disillusionment because of what former Archbishop McCarrick has done. We also pray that the Church may be guided to move forward in her mission.

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