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 Looks Back on 2005
Jan 07, 2006
The Archbishop of Washington is reflecting on a tumultuous year that had him comforting victims of two natural disasters and dealing with the death of a beloved pope.

WASHINGTON (The Associated Press, December 30, 2005) - Cardinal Theodore McCarrick visited victims of the South Asian tsunami in early 2005. Later in the year, he traveled to Louisiana and Mississippi to meet with victims of Hurricane Katrina.

In a year end interview with The Associated Press, McCarrick said if there was any good that came out of those tragedies, it was that people of all faiths learned to work together. And he says much more help will be needed in the year ahead to rebuild people's lives.

McCarrick also reflected on the death of Pope John Paul.

McCarrick says it was "the end of an extraordinary chapter in the history of the Catholic Church and of the world." But he says the huge turnout for John Paul's funeral was a sign of how relevant the pope and his teachings are in modern times.

McCarrick is the spiritual leader of about 560,000 Roman Catholics in the District of Columbia and southern Maryland.
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