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 says Catholics can believe that God guided evolution
Jul 15, 2005
Washington Cardinal Theodore McCarrick says Catholics don’t have to believe in Creationism -- the Bible’s account of God creating Adam and Eve and the universe in six days.

(KRON 4 TV Washington DC, Juli 11 2005) Washington - McCarrick told reporters at the National Press Club that instead of what he called “the beautiful story of Genesis,” Catholics can believe in evolution -- as long as it's understood to have been guided by God rather than chance.

The archbishop of Washington said that was the view of the late Pope John Paul, which was echoed last week by a leading European cardinal.

Cardinal McCarrick said the Church cannot accept the belief that “this is all an accident.” But he added that “as long as in every understanding of evolution, the hand of God is recognized as being present, we can accept that.”
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