Keith O Brien

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Former president Mary McAleese has said “a very large number” of Catholic priests are homosexuals

Former president Mary McAleese, who has urged a Scottish cardinal forced to stand down last year to admit publicly that he is gay, has said “a very la(...)

Cardinal Keith O’Brien: it emerged in August that he had blocked efforts to carry out an examination of records held from 1952 onwards of abuse and allegations of abuse. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA

Cardinal Keith O’Brien, who was forced from office after admitting sexual misconduct against a number of priests, will not be allowed to return to li(...)

Cardinal Keith O’Brien, who resigned as head of the Catholic Church in Scotland after acknowledging sexual misconduct, will leave Scotland for months of “prayer and penance”, the Vatican said on today. Photograph : Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Cardinal Keith O’Brien, who resigned as head of the Catholic Church in Scotland after acknowledging sexual misconduct, will leave Scotland for (...)

Carabinieri policemen patrol around the Vatican as cardinals prepare to elect a new Pop in Vatican City. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

The 90 staff who will assist at the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI are being sworn in at the the Vatican. These technical(...)

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