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St. Bonaventure rescinds honorary degree to Cardinal McCarrick

Posted: 4:30 PM, Sep 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-10 16:30:08-04

St. Bonaventure University revokes an honorary degree awarded to Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, former archbishop emertius of Washington. 

Archbishop McCarrick resigned from the College of Cardinals on July 28th after allegations of sexual abuse to minors and adults for decades. Pope Francis accepted his resignation. 

At the St. Bonaventure commencement ceremony in 2011, McCarrick was awarded the honorary doctorate of humane letters.

"We have an unwavering commitment to stand in solidarity with all survivors of sexual abuse,” Dr. Dennis R. DePerro, university president, said after the board’s fall campus meeting with university administrators.

The Board of Trustees voted on Friday for the rescindment. 

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