Theodore, Cardinal McCarrick has had his resignation accepted by Pope Benedict and will be stepping down in late June. His successor is Archbishop Donald Wuerl, currently the Bishop of Pittsburgh, where he has served for the last 18 years. Cardinal McCarrick has been a great influence on the DC Community these last few years, and he will be sorely missed in his retirement. The official transition date is currently scheduled for June 22nd, 2006.
Interestingly enough, Bishop Wuerl will be no stranger to the media, as he’s had his own nationally syndicated television program. Welcome, Bishop Wuerl!
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