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Britain’s top Catholic official admits sexual misconduct

Britain’s most senior Roman Catholic cleric on Sunday admitted sexual misconduct and offered his apologies to the Church and the people of Scotland. A statement released by Cardinal Keith O’Brien read: “I wish to take this opportunity to admit that there have been times that my sexual conduct has fallen…

Senior British cardinal quits after allegations of ‘inappropriate acts’

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…

Britain’s top Catholic attacks same sex marriage plans

LONDON — Britain’s most senior Roman Catholic cleric on Sunday attacked the government’s plan to permit civil gay marriage, calling it “madness” and a “grotesque subversion”. Cardinal Keith O’Brien, leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland, added his voice to religious opposition to the proposals, ahead of the launch this…

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