• Former archbishop of Washington DC stands down
  • Allegations concern sex abuse with minors and young men

Pope Francis on Saturday accepted the resignation of Theodore McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington DC and one of the most prominent figures in the US Catholic church, following allegations of sexual abuse, including one involving an 11-year-old boy.

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