Embattled Scottish Cardinal O'Brien a...

Embattled Scottish Cardinal O'Brien apologizes for 'my sexual conduct'

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#1 Mar 3, 2013
Embattled Scottish Cardinal O'Brien apologizes for 'my sexual conduct'

Source: CNN

A Scottish cardinal who had earlier challenged allegations of sexual impropriety -- claims that once again shined an international spotlight on alleged sexual abuse involving Roman Catholic clergy -- reversed course Sunday and apologized.

"I wish to take this opportunity to admit that there have been times that my sexual conduct has fallen below the standards expected of me as a priest, archbishop and cardinal," Cardinal Keith O'Brien said in a statement.

Until days ago, O'Brien was the archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh.

He has been dogged by allegations he abused four men studying to be priests in the 1980s.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/03/world/catholic-...

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