The Holy Father’s request comes shortly after the laicization of Theodore McCarrick, the former cardinal-archbishop of Washington, D.C. found guilty of sexually abusing adults and minors by the Vatican.
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The disgraced former cardinal was laicized Jan. 11, he was notified his appeal was rejected Feb. 15, and Vatican announced news Feb. 16.
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