Cardinal Keith O'Brien
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Cardinal 'upset' over resignation

The BBC is told Cardinal Keith O'Brien is "very upset" over the circumstances of his resignation.

The BBC has been told Cardinal Keith O'Brien is "very upset" over the circumstances of his resignation.

A source within the Catholic Church also said the cardinal "doesn't know who his accusers are and doesn't know what they're accusing him of".

The ex-Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh has been accused of inappropriate behaviour towards priests in the 1980s - allegations he contests.

Cardinal O'Brien will no longer take part in the election of the new Pope.

Robert Pigott reports.

  • 26 Feb
  • From the section UK