In a separate development, an open letter published on Catholic Women's Forum, which calls on the Pope to respond to allegations by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò surrounding the sexual abuse scandal, has gained more than 44,000 signatures in just under two weeks.
After launching a "season of healing" in the archdiocese on 14 September, the cardinal explained to his priests that "in the very near future" he plans "to meet with our Holy Father about the resignation I presented almost three years ago, November 12, 2015".
But that policy has been questioned recently, given it exempted bishops like McCarrick, who according to the church's own laws, can only be judged by the pope.
The USCCB headquarters in Washington, D.C., released a short statement more than three hours after the meeting saying the pope had "listened very deeply from the heart" as they spoke to him in "a lengthy, fruitful and good exchange" about how the US church had been "lacerated by the evil of sexual abuse".
The Vatican is grappling with claims that the leader of the Catholic Church helped cover up an American cardinal's misconduct.
Classic Final Fantasy PlayStation Games Are Coming To Switch
It will be joined by the spinoff games World of Final Fantasy: Maxima on November 8 and Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Everybuddy! this winter.
No details about the allegations were revealed yet and Bransfield's ministry, the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, said they had "no idea" where he was.
In the 11-page statement published on 26 August, Vigano, the former Vatican ambassador to Washington, launched an unprecedented broadside by a church insider against the pope and a long list of Vatican and U.S. church officials.
The US bishops pictured above are, from left, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, vice president of the conference, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the conference, Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of Boston, president of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, and Msgr.
Francis' key cardinal advisers announced the decision Wednesday, as the latest chapter in the Catholic Church's long-running sex abuse and cover-up scandal has thrown Francis' papacy into crisis.
DiNardo has said that he wants the pontiff to authorize a full-fledged investigation of the McCarrick case and the allegations of a coverup by the Vatican.
Liverpool legend says Klopp doesn't need to win silverware this season
Sadly they didn't win a title but now we try to make a step forward and try to win titles. "That for me is more important". If Manchester United can do that on Saturday , I can see them winning the game.
In February, Catholic bishops from across the world will convene in Rome at the pope's invitation to discuss the "prevention of abuse of minors and vulnerable adults". The Vatican announced his resignation while his cousin, Rev. Brian Bransfield, was in that same meeting with the pope.
The church is now facing abuse scandals in the United States, Chile, Australia, Germany and elsewhere.
The men told the pope how the US Church "is lacerated by the evil of sexual abuse".
In July, McCarrick became the first cardinal to resign in nearly 100 years after American church officials said allegations that he had sexually abused a 16-year-old boy almost 50 years ago were credible and substantiated.
He added: "Elitism, clericalism fosters every form of abuse".
NASA footage shows the 'nightmare' Hurricane Florence
For almost two centuries, a historic home sat along a quiet stretch of Main Street here overlooking the Lumber River. By early evening, almost 70,000 residents were without electricity, according to North Carolina Emergency Management.