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 Washington cardinal says retirement appears near
Apr 27, 2006
Washington Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick said, in an interview, that he believes his retirement is imminent.

WASHINGTON (Catholic Online, 4/20/2006) – Cardinal McCarrick submitted his resignation when he turned 75 last July, as is required by church law. He remains archbishop of the archdiocese that is composed of the District of Columbia and five counties of Maryland until his resignation is accepted by Pope Benedict XVI.

"I am getting the sense that this is going to happen soon," Cardinal McCarrick told The Washington Post April 19, 2006, in a luncheon interview with the paper’s editors and reporters.

The Vatican has yet to make any announcement about a date for the cardinal’s departure or about a successor.

Cardinal McCarrick has served as archbishop of Washington since 2000, serving previously as archbishop of Newark, N.J., from 1986 to 2000 and as bishop of Metuchen, N.J., from 1982 to 1986.

While not knowing who his successor will be, he said that person should be a “great leader,” a “holy man,” a “great teacher” who can teach more by example than words, not be afraid of the media and “be funny.”
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