In the US, 88-year-old priest defrocked after accusations of harassment
Moscow. 16 Feb. INTERFAX.RU IN the US, the former cardinal of the Catholic Church defrocked after allegations of sexual harassment.
As informs “bi-Bi-si”, 88-year-old Theodore Maccarrick became the oldest Catholic priest, deprived of Holy orders.
Earlier Maccari resigned, saying he did not remember the alleged harassment.
Official representatives of the Church claim that the incident occurred about 50 years ago and they have no reason not to trust the prosecutors. However, the Statute of limitations on the crime has long passed, so no charges will be filed.
Maccari, who now lives in a monastery in Kansas, was Archbishop of Washington from 2001 to 2006. He became the first since 1927 the cardinal, who resigned.