Pope Francis, left. greeting Cardinal Archbishop emeritus Theodore McCarrick in Washington in 2015. The pope accepted McCarrick’s resignation from the College of Cardinals on Saturday after allegations of sexual abuse against the prelate. Photo: Washington Post via AP

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after sex abuse claims

Pope breaks with past practice and acts swiftly in case involving prelate who was previously one of the highest, most visible Catholic Church officials in the United States

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Pope Francis, left. greeting Cardinal Archbishop emeritus Theodore McCarrick in Washington in 2015. The pope accepted McCarrick’s resignation from the College of Cardinals on Saturday after allegations of sexual abuse against the prelate. Photo: Washington Post via AP
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