Updated Statement on McCarrick Residing in the Diocese

Rumors that the former cardinal Theodore McCarrick has moved to Jacksonville and is staying at a priest retirement facility in the Diocese of St. Augustine are absolutely false. The diocese has made no arrangements for McCarrick to stay at any of its church-owned properties.

The diocese does not know the whereabouts of McCarrick, and it is not our responsibility to monitor his movements. It is important to note that McCarrick was laicized in February 2019, therefore like any person, he can travel where he wants without reporting his presence in a location within any diocese where he may visit.

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