URGENT ¥¥¥ British cardinal quits after 'inappropriate acts' claims

Cardinal Keith O'Brien, Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric, has resigned in the wake of allegations of inappropriate behaviour, the Catholic Church said on Monday.

"The Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI has accepted on the 18 February 2013 the resignation of His Eminence Cardinal Keith Patrick O'Brien from the pastoral governance of the Archdiocese of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh," a statement said.