Cardinal Keith O'Brien resigns as Archbishop
25 February 2013 Last updated at 11:46 GMT
Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, is stepping down as the Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh.
It follows allegations - which he contests - of inappropriate behaviour towards priests dating from the 1980s.
The Vatican is expected to confirm Pope Benedict has accepted his resignation.
Daniela Relph reports.