Report: Cardinal Warned of McCormack's Abuses
Sun Times Claims Review Board Contacted George

NBC 5 [Chicago IL]
February 24, 2006

CHICAGO -- Cardinal Francis George had been advised months ago to remove a priest now accused of molesting three boys, according to a report in Friday's Sun Times newspaper.

The paper said a review board at the archdiocese advised the cardinal to remove the Rev. Daniel McCormack last October, but the cardinal ignored their advice.

A spokesperson for the archdiocese confirms the board gave the cardinal what they call "interim advice," but claims there was no formal recommendation.

McCormack remained pastor of St. Agatha's Church until last month.

One of the victims was allegedly molested in January.


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