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Cardinal Theodore McCarrick resigns from College of Cardinals

'He is believed to be the first cardinal to leave the active ministry after allegations of sexually abusing a minor. ', "The statement said Francis received the U.S. prelate's offer to resign from the College of Cardinals a day earlier."

'As a result of charges that church officials called "credible and substantiated," McCarrick stepped down from active ministry in June. '

'Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of retired Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the former Washington, D.C. archbishop who faces allegations of sexually abusing a minor 47 years ago when he was a priest in New York, the Vatican said in a statement Saturday. '

'At the time of the alleged abuse, McCarrick was private secretary to Cardinal Terence Cooke, a position he held from 1971 to 1977, according to a statement from the Archdiocese of New York. '

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