Pope accepts resignation of US cardinal accused of sexual abuse

FILE PHOTO: Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick from the US arrives for a meeting at the Synod Hall in

FILE PHOTO: Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick from the US arrives for a meeting at the Synod Hall in the Vatican March 7, 2013. REUTERS / Alessandro Bianchi / File Photo

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Theodore McCarrick has been accused of maintaining a sexually abusive relationship with a child.

The Vatican announced, on Saturday, that Pope Francis accepted the resignation of the American cardinal Theodore McCarrick to the College of Cardinals.

The statement from the Vatican press stated that Francis had received the letter of resignation from the former Archbishop of Washington, in the United States, on Friday.

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