The Vatican said Saturday that Pope Francis has defrocked disgraced former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick.
In July of last year, Francis accepted McCarric''s resignation from the College of Cardinals following allegations he had sexually abused minor and adult seminarians over a period of decades.
McCarrick appealed the decision expelling him from the priesthood, but it was upheld and McCarrick was notified of the decision Friday. .
The Vatican statement said its decision "is definitive and admits of no further recourse or appeal."
Source : VOA