Theodore Edgar Cardinal McCarrick Theodore Edgar Cardinal McCarrick
Function:
Archbishop of Washington, D.C., USA
Title:
Cardinal Priest of Santi Nereo e Achilleo
Birthdate:
Jul 07, 1930
Country:
USA
Elevated:
Feb 21, 2001
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English Cardinal McCarrick confident in new Pope's "collegial" approach
Apr 24, 2005
Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of Washington, who clashed with Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger last year in a controversy over administering Communion to pro-abortion politicians, has urged the media not to pre-judge the newly elected Pope Benedict XVI.

Rome, Apr. 20 2005(CWNews.com) - At a press conference in Rome on April 20, the American prelate expressed confidence that the new Pontiff would be "collegial" in his approach to Church governance. "He wants the counsel of the cardinals," he said. "He will want to talk with the bishops." At the same time, Cardinal McCarrick observed that the new Pope "has the authority to guide and lead the Church."

The American cardinal said that analysts would be wrong to picture Pope Benedict as a man unwilling to engage in dialogue. That view is "misleading," he insisted. He voiced his confidence that the new Pope would find a way to lead the Church through "collaboration and collegiality."

Asked for the cardinals' reasons for choosing the German prelate, Cardinal McCarrick said that when Cardinal Ratzinger preached the homily at the funeral for Pope John Paul II, it became clear that the long-time ally of Pope John Paul II was the right man to guide the Church today.
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