President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Statement on Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Resignation from College of Cardinals

July 28, 2018 By Public Affairs Office

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo,Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conferenceof Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement upon Pope Francis'sacceptance of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick's resignation from the College ofCardinals. Pope Francis has also imposedon Cardinal McCarrick, suspension adivinis and has directed him to observe a life of prayer and penance inseclusion until the completion of the canonical process.

Cardinal DiNardo's full statement follows:

"I thank the Holy Father for his leadership intaking this important step. It reflects the priority the Holy Father places onthe need for protection and care for all our people and the way failures inthis area affect the life of the Church in the United States."

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