Again heavy reproaches

Again heavy reproaches

Theodore E. McCarrick © Bob Roller (CBA)

A new abuse complaint has been filed against the former Archbishop of Washington, Theodore McCarrick. McCarrick has already been dismissed from the College of Cardinals and the clergy in the past following serious accusations.

As the "Washington Post" (Thursday) reports, the ex-cardinal is accused in a New Jersey court of procuring minors for abuse at his beach house to other clerics.

Plaintiff alleges he was abused between the ages of 11 and 16 by McCarrick and five other churchmen. The lawyer for the unnamed plaintiff, Jeffrey Anderson, said his client had described his case to investigators at the Vatican. Against McCarrick, who is now 90 years old, there had already been complaints of abuse from at least seven minors.

Deep fall

In 2018, he was accused of sexual abuse of minors and sexual misconduct with young men between 1970 and 1990. Pope Francis had accepted his resignation as a member of the College of Cardinals. In an August 2019 interview, McCarrick denied the allegations. He accused unnamed "enemies" of encouraging others to fabricate abuse stories about him.

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