As it happened: Cardinal Keith O'Brien resigns

Key points

  • Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, resigns as leader of the Scottish Catholic Church
  • It comes after newspaper reports that three priests and one ex-priest had complained about inappropriate behaviour towards them in the '80s
  • The Scottish Catholic Church says the cardinal, who is 74 and was due to retire in a few weeks, contests the claims and is taking legal advice

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  • Pauline McKenna 
  • Claire Heald 
  • Steve Brocklehurst 

Last updated 25 February 2013

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