The decision to remove him from ministry was taken "at the direction of Pope Francis" after the Vatican was presented with the findings of a USA review board for assessing the credibility of abuse allegations.
The New York Times reported July 19 a Virginia man's allegation that McCarrick began sexually abusing him in 1969, when the priest was 39 and the man, "James", whose full name has not been reported, was 11 years old.
The Archdiocese of Washington on Sunday called allegations of sexual abuse against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick "profoundly troubling" and encouraged other potential victims to step forward.
Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin barred McCarrick from the exercise of any public ministry after the review board's findings, upon direction of the Pope.
Pope Francis has also imposed on Cardinal McCarrick suspension ad divinis and directs him to observe a life of prayer and penance in seclusion until the completion of the canonical process.
The Rev. James Martin, the editor-at-large at America Magazine, which covers USA and worldwide church issues, tweeted that McCarrick's resignation means "means removal of the titles Cardinal" and "Your Eminence".
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Theodore McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington, was removed from the ministry in June after a review board found there was "credible" evidence that he had assaulted the teen while working as a priest in NY in the early 1970s. A number of men have also come forward to say that, when they were studying to become priests, McCarrick forced them to have sex with him at a New Jersey beach house.
At the time, Cardinal McCarrick maintained his innocence in a curiously worded statement but said he accepted the Vatican's decision. The accompanying article relates a series of accusations of homosexual abuse by McCarrick, whom his young victims would refer to as "Uncle Ted".
The former archbishop of Washington, D.C., Theodore McCarrick has resigned following accusations of sexual abuse. McCarrick, 88, the former archbishop of Washington DC is the first cardinal in living memory to lose his red hat and title.
The gruesome story of alleged sexual abuse became public on June 20 when the Archdiocese of NY released a statement announcing "credible and substantiated" allegations of abuse by McCarrick when he was a priest of the NY archdiocese 45 years ago. Just 10 days before then-Pope Benedict XVI retired in 2013, Scottish Cardinal Keith O'Brien announced he would not participate in the conclave to elect Pope Benedict's successor because he did not want media attention focused on him instead of the election of a new pope.
Bishops have been implicated in the sexual abuse scandals that have stained the Catholic church's reputation worldwide for decades, most often for their roles in covering up for pedophile priests by shuffling them from parish to parish and keeping the faithful in the dark about the allegations.
With his conviction, Wilson became the highest-ranking Catholic official in the world to be convicted of concealing abuse crimes.