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Senior British cardinal quits after allegations of ‘inappropriate acts’

By Agence France-Presse
Monday, February 25, 2013 7:38 EDT
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Cardinal Keith O'Brien via AFP
 
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Cardinal Keith O’Brien, Britain’s most senior Roman Catholic cleric, has resigned in the wake of allegations of inappropriate behaviour, the Catholic Church said on Monday.

“The Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI has accepted on the 18 February 2013 the resignation of His Eminence Cardinal Keith Patrick O’Brien from the pastoral governance of the Archdiocese of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh,” a statement said.

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