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Former Newark Archbishop Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Accused Of Abusing Teen

June 20, 2018 - 10:42 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- In a shocking announcement from the Archdiocese of New York, the Vatican has removed Cardinal Theodore McCarrick from public ministry for abusing a teenager decades ago when he was a priest in New York.

McCarrick later rose through the ranks of the Catholic church in Newark and D.C.

He was Archbishop of Newark from 1986 to 2000. In a statement he said he has no recollection of the abuse, and that he believes in his innocence.

"I ain't quick to judge this guy, he's 87-years-old, years ago that stuff happened. I mean I feel sorry for whoever he did it to, or if he didn't do it," one man said.

An additional part of McCarrick's statement says he's sorry for the pain the person who brought the charges had to go through.