St. Bonaventure rescinds honorary degree to Cardinal McCarrick

Posted at 4:30 PM, Sep 10, 2018
and last 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. 

Have a news tip, question or comment?


Take WKBW Everywhere, on all your devices.  Download below!

Phone or Tablet: Apple, Android
Set-top Device: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV
Amazon Alexa

Personalize your news, get the latest 7 First Alert Forecast, and watch 7 Eyewitness News video wherever, whenever.

Learn more here about what 7 Eyewitness News provides on all these devices.