NY archbishop starts relief fund after Notre Dame fire
New York (AFP) - The archbishop of New York on Thursday said he has set up a fund to help rebuild Notre-Dame cathedral, meant to give New Yorkers a way to help."Almost from the very first moments we heard the awful news that Notre-Dame was ablaze, New Yorkers of all faiths, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, reached out to me to express their sorrow at the devastation, and ask how they could help," Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the New York archbishop, said in a statement.Dolan said billionaire financier Kenneth Langone had phoned him and pledged help to France."So today we are announcing from Saint P...
US cardinal Theodore McCarrick suspended over sex abuse
New York (AFP) - The former archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, has been removed from ministry following allegations that he sexually abused a teenager nearly 50 years ago when he was a priest in New York.McCarrick, 87, is one of the most prominent American cardinals active on the international stage, and the charges make him one of the most high-profile Catholic leaders to face allegations of abuse.Although he has officially retired, McCarrick has continued to travel abroad regularly, including to defend human rights issues."This was the first such report of a violation of ...