Tag Archives: Cardinal Keith O’Brien

“Church welcomes Pope Francis’ decision to accept Cardinal O’Brien’s resignation” & related articles

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Statement from Cardinal Keith O’Brien Scottish Catholic Media Office website Written By: SCMO SCMO 20-03-2015 Friday 20 March 2015 Statement from Cardinal Keith O’Brien. Responding to the decision of Pope Francis to accept his resignation from the rights and duties … Continue reading

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“Vatican to investigate allegations surrounding Scottish cardinal” & related articles

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Bishop being sent to Scotland to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct concerning Cardinal Keith O’Brien The Irish Times 04 April 2014 Patsy McGarry Former Vatican chief prosecutor of clerical sexual abuse Charles Scicluna is to visit Scotlant next week to … Continue reading

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“Episcopal Ordination of Archbishop Leo Cushley” & related article

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Glasgow Churches Together September 22, 2013 Archbishop Leo Cushley The Episcopal Ordination of Archbishop Leo Cushley took place yesterday at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh. Archbishop Cushley, who was appointed new Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh by Pope Francis on … Continue reading

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Cardinal blocked clerical sex abuse inquiry in Scotland

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RTE News  World Updated: 18:06, Friday, 23 August 2013 Cardinal Keith O’Brien blocked the inquiry a year before resigning over his own inappropriate sexual conduct Disgraced Cardinal Keith O’Brien blocked an independent inquiry into cases of historic sexual abuse a … Continue reading

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“Vatican to launch Cardinal Keith O’Brien probe ” & related article

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new.scotsman.com Published on 23/06/2013 21:41nb By VICTORIA RAIMES THE VATICAN has finally agreed to demands to launch a formal inquiry into Cardinal Keith O’Brien following allegations of sexual misconduct, it has been reported. The church is set to undergo a … Continue reading

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“Cardinal Keith O’Brien snubbed the victim at the centre of the Carfin Grotto sex abuse probe ” & related article

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The Daily Record and Sunday Mail (Scotland) 2 May 2013 08:36 DEVOUT Catholic Pat McEwan insists he wrote to Keith O’Brien in 2010 detailing how he was raped by two priests and begged him to investigate his alleged abusers. THE … Continue reading

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“Priest abuse victim ‘made to sign gagging clause’” & related article

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The Scotsman Published on Wednesday 6 March 2013 00:00 By STEPHEN MCGINTY Cardinal OBrien THE Catholic Church in Scotland arranged for a teenage victim of an abusive priest to be paid £200 and made him sign a legal document promising … Continue reading

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“Cardinal Keith O’Brien ‘had long-term affair with priest who complained'” & related articles

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Scottish Catholic church officials say the man was taking revenge for O’Brien’s outspoken attacks on homosexuality The Guardian guardian.co.uk, Friday 22 March 2013 13.37 GMT Severin Carrell, Scotland correspondent   Cardinal O’Brien was leader of Scotland’s Catholics. Photograph: Murdo Macleod … Continue reading

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“Catholic bishops ‘knew of 20 sex abuse allegations by priests'” & related articles

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Separate report alleges that Vatican is investigating child abuse claims against another Scottish priest Ben Quinn guardian.co.uk, Friday 8 March 2013 23.32 GMT A Catholic newspaper reported that Cardinal Keith O’Brien was summoned to Rome last year over abuse claims. … Continue reading

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Cardinal Keith O’Brien sorry for sexual misconduct

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BBC News Scotland 03 March 2013 Former religious affairs correspondent for the Guardian, Stephen Bates: ”It is an exposure of church hierarchy hypocrisy” Cardinal Keith O’Brien, the former leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland, has admitted his sexual conduct … Continue reading

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