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Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, processes at the beginning of a Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, New Jersey, U.S., October 4, 2014. Picture taken October 4, 2014. Photo by Gregory A. Shemitz/Reuters
Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick over sex abuse

Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday.