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Theodore Edgar McCarrick

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Theodore Edgar McCarrick is a defrocked American prelate of the Catholic Church and a former cardinal. He served as Archbishop of Washington from 2001 to 2006 and was elevated to the cardinalate in February 2001.

Born: July 7, 1930 (age 88 years), New York City, New York, United States
Ordination: May 31, 1958
Successor: Donald Wuerl
Education: The Catholic University of America (1958–1963), MORE
Parents: Theodore Egan McCarrick, Margaret McLaughlin McCarrick
Books: The Stained Glass of the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Newark, New Jersey, MORE

Theodore Edgar McCarrick Biography

Theodore Edgar McCarrick was born on July 7, 1930 (age 88 years) in New York City, New York, United States.

McCarrick was born in New York City to Theodore E. and Margaret T. (née McLaughlin) McCarrick. His father was a ship captain who died from tuberculosis when McCarrick was three years old, and his mother then worked at an automobile parts factory in the Bronx. As a child, McCarrick served as an altar boy at the Church of the Incarnation in Washington Heights.

After attending Jesuit Fordham Preparatory School, he studied in Switzerland for a year before returning to the United States and attending Fordham University.

McCarrick later entered St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers, from where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy (1954) and a Master of Arts in theology (1958).

McCarrick is a polyglot, speaking five languages.

US ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick defrocked over abuse claims