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Cardinal ousted on sex abuse claims gave $600,000 to fellow clerics, including 2 popes, report says
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Miloch
2019-12-27 23:36:15 UTC
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A cardinal ousted from the Roman Catholic Church paid dozens of clerics, some of
whom were involved in evaluating claims of his sexual misconduct, more than
$600,000 over nearly two decades, according to The Washington Post.

Theodore McCarrick, who was archbishop of the Archdiocese of Washington from
2001 to 2006, sent money donated to the church by wealthy donors to more than
100 Catholic officials, including two popes, according to financial records
obtained by the Post.

Among the more than 100 recipients were Pope John Paul II, who received $90,000,
and Pope Benedict XVI, who received $291,000, the Post reported.

A cardinal ousted from the Roman Catholic Church paid dozens of clerics, some of
whom were involved in evaluating claims of his sexual misconduct, more than
$600,000 over nearly two decades, according to The Washington Post.

Theodore McCarrick, who was archbishop of the Archdiocese of Washington from
2001 to 2006, sent money donated to the church by wealthy donors to more than
100 Catholic officials, including two popes, according to financial records
obtained by the Post.

The Vatican removed McCarrick from public ministry in June 2018 amid allegations
of sexual abuse decades earlier involving a teenage altar boy. It was revealed
at that time that he had been accused over the years of sexual misconduct by
three others.

Among the more than 100 recipients were Pope John Paul II, who received $90,000,
and Pope Benedict XVI, who received $291,000, the Post reported.

A spokesman for Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, who received $6,500 from McCarrick,
told the Post the money “never had any effect on the Cardinal’s decision-making
as an official of the Holy See.”

Clerics who received checks characterized the money from McCarrick as Christmas
gifts and said it was spent on charity or other services, the Post reported.

McCarrick’s attorney declined to comment on the latest report when CNBC emailed.

But McCarrick, now 89, said last year in a statement that he had “absolutely no
recollection” of the abuse involving the teenager.

“While I have absolutely no recollection of this reported abuse, and believe in
my innocence, I am sorry for the pain the person who brought the charges has
gone through, as well as for the scandal such charges cause our people,” he
said.

McCarrick in September reiterated his claim, saying he does “not believe that I
did the things that they accused me of,” and also saying that he believes his
accusers and others with similar stories “were encouraged” to lie. “There were
many who were in that situation who never had any problems like that,” he said.

Church officials said the Vatican will release an official report in 2020.

Earlier this year, the Washington Post published a report that showed that
Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, the leader of the Catholic Church in West
Virginia, gave about $350,000 to clergymen before he was ousted for sexual
misconduct.

Among the recipients of the cash gifts were young priests who had accused him of
allegations of sexual misconduct and at least a dozen cardinals. Bransfield took
the money out of a personal account over a period of a decade.



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Michael Christ
2019-12-28 06:47:10 UTC
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A cardinal ousted from the Roman Catholic Church paid dozens of clerics, some of
whom were involved in evaluating claims of his sexual misconduct, more than
$600,000 over nearly two decades, according to The Washington Post.
Theodore McCarrick, who was archbishop of the Archdiocese of Washington from
2001 to 2006, sent money donated to the church by wealthy donors to more than
100 Catholic officials, including two popes, according to financial records
obtained by the Post.
Among the more than 100 recipients were Pope John Paul II, who received $90,000,
and Pope Benedict XVI, who received $291,000, the Post reported.
A cardinal ousted from the Roman Catholic Church paid dozens of clerics, some of
whom were involved in evaluating claims of his sexual misconduct, more than
$600,000 over nearly two decades, according to The Washington Post.
Theodore McCarrick, who was archbishop of the Archdiocese of Washington from
2001 to 2006, sent money donated to the church by wealthy donors to more than
100 Catholic officials, including two popes, according to financial records
obtained by the Post.
The Vatican removed McCarrick from public ministry in June 2018 amid allegations
of sexual abuse decades earlier involving a teenage altar boy. It was revealed
at that time that he had been accused over the years of sexual misconduct by
three others.
Among the more than 100 recipients were Pope John Paul II, who received $90,000,
and Pope Benedict XVI, who received $291,000, the Post reported.
A spokesman for Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, who received $6,500 from McCarrick,
told the Post the money “never had any effect on the Cardinal’s decision-making
as an official of the Holy See.”
Clerics who received checks characterized the money from McCarrick as Christmas
gifts and said it was spent on charity or other services, the Post reported.
McCarrick’s attorney declined to comment on the latest report when CNBC emailed.
But McCarrick, now 89, said last year in a statement that he had “absolutely no
recollection” of the abuse involving the teenager.
“While I have absolutely no recollection of this reported abuse, and believe in
my innocence, I am sorry for the pain the person who brought the charges has
gone through, as well as for the scandal such charges cause our people,” he
said.
McCarrick in September reiterated his claim, saying he does “not believe that I
did the things that they accused me of,” and also saying that he believes his
accusers and others with similar stories “were encouraged” to lie. “There were
many who were in that situation who never had any problems like that,” he said.
Church officials said the Vatican will release an official report in 2020.
Earlier this year, the Washington Post published a report that showed that
Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, the leader of the Catholic Church in West
Virginia, gave about $350,000 to clergymen before he was ousted for sexual
misconduct.
Among the recipients of the cash gifts were young priests who had accused him of
allegations of sexual misconduct and at least a dozen cardinals. Bransfield took
the money out of a personal account over a period of a decade.
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