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Saturday, July 28, 2018

#BreakingNews Official Notice from Vatican of Pope Francis' Order for Cardinal McCarrick Suspension from Public Ministry - FULL TEXT


FULL TEXT Release from Vatican.va: 
Yesterday evening the Holy Father received the letter in which Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington (U.S.A.), presented his resignation as a member of the College of Cardinals.
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.
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Separate FULL TEXT Release from Vatican News:
Pope Francis accepts resignation of Cardinal McCarrick
Pope Francis accepts the resignation from the College of Cardinals of the Archbishop emeritus of Washington, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Pope Francis on Saturday accepted the resignation of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop emeritus of Washington (USA), from the cardinalate. At the same time, the Holy Father barred him from the exercise of any public ministry, according to a statement from the Holy See Press Office on Saturday. 


Pope Francis directed Cardinal McCarrick to observe "a life of prayer and penance until the accusations made against him are examined in a regular canonical trial."

The Pope also imposed on Cardinal McCarrick "the obligation to remain in a house yet to be indicated to him".
Cardinal McCarrick sent his letter of resignation as a member of the College of Cardinals to Pope Francis on Friday evening.

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