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THE CRISIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST The top Palestinian intelligence officer said a cease-fire in the Middle East is currently impossible because of the destruction wrought by the Israeli military, and the threat of further Israeli incursions.
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Theodore McCarrick
Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington, DC, leads a Mass Ceremony at St. Matthews Cathedral of Washington on April 3, 2005. McCarrick spoke of the death of Pope John Paul II, who died on April 2, saying he was an inspiration not only to Catholics, put to those of faith world wide. The eighty-four year old Pontiff died after suffering heart and kidney failure...(UPI Photo/Michael Kleinfeld)

Theodore Edgar McCarrick (born July 7, 1930) is an American Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Washington from 2001 to 2006, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 2001.

An only child, Theodore McCarrick was born in New York City to Theodore E. and Margaret T. (née McLaughlin) McCarrick. His father was a ship captain who died from tuberculosis when Theodore was three years old, and his mother then worked at a car factory in the Bronx. As a child, he served as an altar boy at the Church of the Incarnation in Washington Heights.

After attending Fordham Preparatory School, he studied in Switzerland for a year before returning to the United States and attending Fordham University. He later entered St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers, from where he obtained a Bachelor's degree in philosophy (1954) and a Master's in history (1958).

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