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Former archbishop faces sentencing from Vatican over sexual abuse

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The Vatican is preparing to sentence ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who became the first U.S. cardinal removed from office based on sexual misconduct allegations last summer, the Washington Post reports.

Details: The timetable for the sentencing isn't clear, but McCarrick could potentially be "defrocked," meaning he would no longer be a priest, and "lose his church housing and financial support," the Post reports. Three men have testified about abuse they suffered from McCarrick as minors. Pope Francis refused to comment on the unfolding case in August following McCarrick's resignation.

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