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20th March 2015

Statement from Cardinal Keith O'Brien.

Responding to the decision of Pope Francis to accept his resignation from the rights and duties of a Cardinal, the following statement has been issued by Cardinal Keith O'Brien:

I wish to repeat the apology which I made to the Catholic Church and the people of Scotland some two years ago now on 3rd March 2013.   I then said that there have been times that my sexual conduct has fallen below the standards expected of me. For that I am deeply sorry .

I thank Pope Francis for his fatherly care of me and of those I have offended in any way.   I will continue to play no part in the public life of the Church in Scotland; and will dedicate the rest of my life in retirement, praying especially for the Archdiocese of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh, for Scotland, and for those I have offended in any way .




For more information contact David Kerr at the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh on 0131 623 8914 or 07903 621 232   David.Kerr@staned.org.uk

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