Disgraced former cardinal McCarrick dismissed from priesthood: Vatican

FILE PHOTO: Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick during an interview with Reuters at the North American College in Rome February 14, 2013. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

ROME (Reuters) – Disgraced former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been expelled from the priesthood following allegations against him, including sexual abuse of minors, the Vatican said on Saturday.

McCarrick, who in July became the first Roman Catholic prelate in nearly 100 years to lose the title of cardinal, has now become the highest profile Church figure to be dismissed from the priesthood in modern times.

Reporting by Philip Pullella, editing by Steve Scherer

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