The most senior priest defrocked.
The Vatican defrocked 88-year-old former Archbishop of Washington and cardinal Theodore Maccario, who was accused of sexual harassment to teenagers.
Meccanica was convicted using a confession for harassment and violation of the commandment “thou shalt Not commit adultery” with teenagers and older men. The Pope acknowledged the decision is final.
Mackerel became the most senior Catholic clergyman of modern times, deprived of dignity.
In the summer of 2018 because of allegations of sexual harassment Theodore Mackert left the College of cardinals. Pope Francis ordered him to lead a “prayerful and penitential life in solitude”.
In 2018 Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano accused Pope Francis that he knew about the allegations Meccanica, but covered it up.
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