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A Roman Catholic cardinal who resigned as head of the church in Scotland apologised on Sunday for sexual conduct which he said had "fallen below the standards expected of me". Read more:

Previous news about the British cardinal:
2013 Jan Feb 24 –Britain’s most senior Catholic Cardinal O’Brien faces allegations of inappropriate acts
2013 Jan Feb 25 – Leading British cardinal resigns as archbishop
2013 Jan Feb 27 – The Vatileaks scandal claimed there was a gay mafia within the Vatican curia involving several cardinals

Here now today’s news:

 

British cardinal apologises over his sexual conduct

A Roman Catholic cardinal who resigned as head of the church in Scotland apologised on Sunday for sexual conduct which he said had "fallen below the standards expected of me".

Cardinal Keith O'Brien, who was Britain's most senior Catholic cleric, resigned on 25 February as archbishop and said he would not take part in the conclave to elect a new pope after newspaper allegations of inappropriate behaviour with priests.

"I wish to take this opportunity to admit that there have been times that my sexual conduct has fallen below the standards expected of me as a priest, archbishop and cardinal," he said in a statement posted on the Scottish Catholic media office website on Sunday.

"To those I have offended, I apologise and ask forgiveness. To the Catholic Church and people of Scotland, I also apologise. I will now spend the rest of my life in retirement. I will play no further part in the public life of the Catholic Church in Scotland."

 

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