Pope Francis has recognized the dismissal from the clerical state, also known as laicization, of Theodore McCarrick, 88, the former cardinal and emeritus archbishop of Washington.
A Vatican diplomat is under investigation by police in Paris for allegedly sexually assaulting a city official.
The central thesis of the 576-page book is that “the more a prelate is homophobic, the more likely it is that he is himself gay.”
Cardinal Cupich: The Vatican abuse summit will focus on ‘responsibility, accountability and transparency’
Cardinal Cupich expects the summit to clarify “to all that they are not alone in implementing measures and that they have to resolve as a body, as the college of bishops, to own this issue.”
"In the Closet of the Vatican: Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy" is a salacious new 571-page book that is expected to be released on the first day of the Vatican’s summit on sexual abuse and the protection of minors.
A sentence of laicization—sometimes referred to colloquially as defrocking—would complete a stunning fall from grace for the former cardinal.