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Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is Archbishop of Washington emeritus, having served from 2001-06. During his tenure as Archbishop, he was elevated to the College of Cardinals by Pope John Paul II, served as Chancellor of the Catholic University of America and President of the Board of Trustees of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, opened a new seminary to educate diocesan missionary priests, supported creation of the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program, and traveled globally to disaster-stricken areas on behalf of Catholic Relief Services, among other activities. Cardinal McCarrick's long career includes work as the head of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration, Chair of the Committee on International Policy, and Chairman of the Domestic Policy Committee. He has served as President of the Papal Foundation since its foundation in 1997; from 1999-2001 he was a member of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.