Cardinal Timothy Dolan, current Archbishop of the Diocese of New York, was deposed Wednesday, Feb.20, regarding the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal within the Archdiocese of Milwaukee where he was Archbishop from 2002 until 2009, according to the “Huffington Post”.
Milwaukee Catholic Church sources confirmed Cardinal Dolan’s deposition, who will soon be traveling to the Vatican in the next month to participate in the College of Cardinals, which will choose a successor to Pope Benedict XVI, who announced last week that he will step down as Pontiff.
Joseph Zwilling, spokesman for the New York Archdiocese, issued a statement indicating Cardinal Dolan’s willingness to “cooperate in whatever way he could and had long-awaited the chance to discuss his decision to publicize the names of the clergy who committed the abuse so that victims could come forward, share their story and begin the healing process.”
According to reports, due to the almost 500 allegations, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee has sought bankruptcy protection, one of eight within the United States since the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal exploded out of Boston in 2002.
Although just a rumor and an apparent long shot, Cardinal Dolan’s name has appeared on a few Vatican analysts’ shortlists of Cardinals eligible for possible election to succeed Pope Benedict as the next leader of the Catholic Church in the upcoming College of Cardinals.
Source: "Huffington Post"
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