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It is essential for couples to receive ongoing formation both before and after their wedding, the Pope said

Ordinary Catholics want cultural and moral change, not bureaucracy

A spokesman confirmed Wuerl will formally ask Pope Francis to allow him to step down

The Vatican is apparently preparing a response. But what can they really say?

McCarrick had seminarian assistants until June 2018, about a year after the archdiocese knew he was being investigated

The Archdiocese of Washington has declined to comment on details of McCarrick’s living arrangements

A former official at the nunciature in Washington backed up Archbishop ViganĂ²’s claims

The university will investigate whether any of Archbishop McCarrick’s alleged abuses occurred at its seminaries

Cardinal Wuerl defended his record of handling sexual abuse allegations