Keith O&#039;Brien http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/35379/all en Pope told of alleged 'inappropriate acts' by top UK Catholic http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/pope-told-alleged-inappropriate-acts-top-uk-catholic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pope Benedict XVI has been informed about allegations of inappropriate behaviour by Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric, who is due to vote on the pontiff's successor, the Vatican said Sunday.</p> <p>Cardinal Keith O'Brien, leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland, denies allegations by three priests and a former priest which were sent to Rome a week before the pope's resignation on February 11, the Observer newspaper reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/pope-told-alleged-inappropriate-acts-top-uk-catholic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cormac Murphy-O'Connor Keith Michael Patrick O'Brien Keith O'Brien Politics Religion Roman Curia Social Issues AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 16:47:02 +0000 5765077 at http://www.globalpost.com British cardinal quits after 'inappropriate acts' claims http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/british-cardinal-quits-after-inappropriate-acts-claims <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cardinal Keith O'Brien, Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric, has resigned with immediate effect in the wake of allegations of inappropriate behaviour, he said in a statement on Monday.</p> <p>O'Brien had announced in November that he was planning to resign in view of his 75th birthday next month, but he said: "The Holy Father has now decided that my resignation will take effect today, 25 February 2013."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/british-cardinal-quits-after-inappropriate-acts-claims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Keith O'Brien Papal conclave Pope Benedict XVI Roman Curia AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 12:00:47 +0000 5765874 at http://www.globalpost.com British cardinal quits after 'inappropriate acts' claims http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/british-cardinal-quits-after-inappropriate-acts-claims-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cardinal Keith O'Brien, Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric, has resigned with immediate effect in the wake of allegations of inappropriate behaviour, he said in a statement on Monday.</p> <p>O'Brien, who as Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh was leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland, denies allegations that he made sexual advances towards priests in the 1980s.</p> <p>He had been due to be the only cardinal from Britain to vote on a replacement for Pope Benedict XVI following the pontiff's shock resignation on February 11.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/british-cardinal-quits-after-inappropriate-acts-claims-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Theological Commission Keith O'Brien Religion Roger Mahony Roman Curia Social Issues AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:00:37 +0000 5765997 at http://www.globalpost.com Top British Catholic quits after sexual advances claims http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/top-british-catholic-quits-after-sexual-advances-claims <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric resigned as head of the Catholic Church in Scotland with immediate effect on Monday in the wake of claims that he made sexual advances towards priests.</p> <p>Cardinal Keith O'Brien -- who steps down as Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh -- denies the allegations, which date back to the 1980s, but he apologised to anyone offended by "failures" during his ministry.</p> <p>The 74-year-old had been due to be the only British cardinal to vote on a replacement for Pope Benedict XVI following the pontiff's shock resignation on February 11.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/top-british-catholic-quits-after-sexual-advances-claims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catholic sex abuse cases Keith O'Brien Pedophilia Religion Roman Curia Social Issues AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 16:30:39 +0000 5766134 at http://www.globalpost.com British cardinal apologises for sexual conduct http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/british-cardinal-apologises-sexual-conduct <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Keith O'Brien, who resigned last week as Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric after claims of sexual impropriety, admitted Sunday that his conduct had "fallen below the standards expected of me".</p> <p>In a statement, O'Brien also apologised "to those I have offended... to the Catholic Church and people of Scotland."</p> <p>O'Brien resigned as head of the Catholic Church in Scotland on Monday in the wake of claims that he made sexual advances towards priests.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/british-cardinal-apologises-sexual-conduct" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity Keith Michael Patrick O'Brien Keith O'Brien Knights of Malta Religion AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 18:30:53 +0000 5772275 at http://www.globalpost.com British cardinal apologises for sexual conduct http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/british-cardinal-apologises-sexual-conduct-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cardinal Keith O'Brien, who resigned last week as Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric, on Sunday admitted that his sexual conduct had "fallen below the standards expected of me".</p> <p>A statement released by the former head of the Catholic Church in Scotland apologised "to those I have offended... to the Catholic Church and people of Scotland."</p> <p>The 74-year-old had been due to be the only British cardinal to vote on a replacement for Pope Benedict XVI following the pontiff's shock resignation on February 11.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/british-cardinal-apologises-sexual-conduct-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catholic sex abuse cases Keith O'Brien Pedophilia Religion Roman Curia Social Issues AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 18:45:33 +0000 5772285 at http://www.globalpost.com British cardinal apologises for sexual conduct http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/british-cardinal-apologises-sexual-conduct-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cardinal Keith O'Brien, who resigned last week as Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric, on Sunday admitted that his sexual conduct had "fallen below the standards expected of me".</p> <p>A statement released by the former head of the Catholic Church in Scotland apologised "to those I have offended... to the Catholic Church and people of Scotland."</p> <p>The 74-year-old had been due to be the only British cardinal to vote on a replacement for Pope Benedict XVI following the pontiff's shock resignation on February 11.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/british-cardinal-apologises-sexual-conduct-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catholic sex abuse cases Christianity Keith O'Brien Religion Roman Curia Social Issues AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 21:15:25 +0000 5772353 at http://www.globalpost.com Sex scandal a 'serious blow' to Scottish church: Archbishop http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/sex-scandal-serious-blow-scottish-church-archbishop <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The resignation of Britain's top Catholic cleric over claims of sexual misconduct has dealt the Scottish church a "serious blow", his replacement admitted on Monday.</p> <p>Cardinal Keith O'Brien, who resigned last week as the head of the Catholic Church in Scotland, admitted on Sunday that his sexual conduct had "fallen below the standards expected of me".</p> <p>Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, who has temporarily taken over O'Brien's role as administrator of the Archdiocese of Edinburgh and St Andrews, on Monday told an evening mass that it was "a sad moment for the church in our country.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/sex-scandal-serious-blow-scottish-church-archbishop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Keith Michael Patrick O'Brien Keith O'Brien Religion Religion in Scotland AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 23:30:53 +0000 5773350 at http://www.globalpost.com Vatican orders cardinal to leave Scotland over abuse http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130515/vatican-orders-cardinal-leave-scotland-over-abuse <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Disgraced British cardinal Keith O'Brien has been ordered to leave Scotland for a months-long spiritual retreat following abuse allegations against him, the Vatican said on Wednesday.</p> <p>O'Brien, who had already resigned as head of the Church in Scotland "will be leaving Scotland for several months for the purpose of spiritual renewal, prayer and penance," it said.</p> <p>The Vatican statement said the decision was taken "for the same reasons he decided not to participate in the last conclave and in agreement with the Holy Father" -- Pope Francis.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130515/vatican-orders-cardinal-leave-scotland-over-abuse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Keith O'Brien Papal conclave Political geography AFP Thu, 16 May 2013 00:15:25 +0000 5838845 at http://www.globalpost.com