The Archdiocese of Washington said September 28, 2018, that Archbishop Theodore McCarrick now resides at St. Fidelis Friary in Victoria, Kansas in the Diocese of Salina, with the permission of the Provincial Superior of the Franciscan Capuchin Community responsible for the Friary, Fr. Christopher Popravak, O.F.M.Cap., and the Bishop of Salina, Most Reverend Gerald Vincke.
Pope Francis on the evening of July 27, 2018, received the letter in which Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, presented his resignation as a member of the College of Cardinals, the Vatican reported on July 28, 2018.
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 life of prayer and penance until the accusations made against him are examined in a regular canonical trial.
Cardinal McCarrick has been the subject of several accusations of abuse in the past weeks. The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, at the direction of Pope Francis, on June 20, 2018, instructed Cardinal McCarrick that he is no longer to exercise publicly his priestly ministry.