Radio New Zealand [Wellington, New Zealand]
September 8, 2021
From Midday Report, 12:49 pm on 8 September 2021
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A few days ago a once-powerful Catholic cardinal pled not guilty to child sexual abuse charges in a Massachusetts court.
This is Theodore McCarrick, was defrocked by the Vatican two years ago.
This case is significant because he is the highest ranking Catholic official in the US to face criminal charges for sexually abusing children.
Worldwatch’s Max Towle spoke to lawyer Mitchell Garabedian – who is bringing two civil cases against McCarrick – he was famously depicted by actor Stanley Tucci in the 2015 film Spotlight.