Cardinal Keith O’Brien Resigns As Archbishop

Britain’s most senior Roman Catholic cleric, Cardinal Keith O’Brien, is stepping down as leader of the Scottish Catholic Church.

It follows allegations – which he contests – of inappropriate behaviour towards priests dating from the 1980s.

In a statement, he apologised to those he had offended during his ministry.

The cardinal confirmed he would not take part in the election for a successor to the Pope – leaving Britain unrepresented in the election.

Source: BBC

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