Pope accepts cardinal's resignation
February 25th, 2013
06:37 AM ET

Pope accepts cardinal's resignation

Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Scotland's Roman Catholic archbishop, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, according to a statement released Monday by the Vatican. O'Brien has been dogged by allegations he abused four men studying to be priests in the 1980s.

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  1. Mohiuddin Mursalin

    Now it is the age of Islam.So,come to success.

    February 25, 2013 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
  2. Guy

    I will never give up on my God but I am seriously consideing giving up on the Catholic Church. It never stops and the church just hides it or denies it and our priests won't speak of it.

    February 25, 2013 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    @ Guy:
    The Roman Catholic Church is not the only Christian denomination. The Episcopal Church has a similar liturgy, dignified services, very educated priests, and tremendous honesty.

    February 25, 2013 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    @Joey and Guy, All religions can be found guilty it's only when God has completed the installation of his government that there will be a true religion. Morning Joey :)

    February 25, 2013 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Pedofiilia has no specific religion. But as a former catholic @ Guy, i can certainly empathize with your feelings. And as human beings we are always looking for where to place the blame however, especially in this instance we only have suposition to go on and no actual facts. We would be better off working to fix the problem than trying to find out whose fault it is.

    February 25, 2013 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Good morning @ Mary. My favorite passage also @ Mary. Daniel 2:44.

    February 25, 2013 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    The Guardian UK has more in-depth articles on Cardinal O'Brien.

    February 25, 2013 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  8. Mary

    @Chrissy, I know, you have quoted that passage many times. It is only when we look to ourselves first will we make this world less troublesome. Hard to live under Satan's system but it can be done. @ banasy, not one article will change facts. Good morning to you as well.

    February 25, 2013 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Good morning, Mary.
      I was simply pointing out that there are more informative articles to be had.
      Whether one wants to avail themself to them or not is up to them.

      February 25, 2013 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  9. nancy

    There is no bad or good religion, wat u do in it is wat counts, a non believer can be better than christians or muslims. speaking as a catholic here, no judgement!

    February 25, 2013 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Abraham

      Very good post. Thanks our friend.

      February 25, 2013 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  10. s kel

    Altar boys wearing kilts and a priest? This was bound to happen, lol

    February 25, 2013 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  11. s kel

    Morning all, JIF, Chrissy, Banasy, Mary,Guy im a Catholic and im sick and tired of the perversions of a lot of theses priests it has to STOP!

    February 25, 2013 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    Good morning all.
    It stands to reason that all this was rampant in the Church always but now we get to hear of it .
    Surely the religion itself is not to be blamed?

    February 25, 2013 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Pope Benedict XVI just before the papal conclave

    Cardinal O'Brien,

    Your tribe has spoken.

    February 25, 2013 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mary

    I would have to think of rewording that statement @ saywhat Ever since people who were fortunate to here the good news that Paul had, people kept cherry picking what they liked, then started twisting Gods word when translating the old and new test imates. Going so far as to leaving the vast majority out to the loop, *the uneducated* , sound familiar ?
    ...

    February 25, 2013 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    Hi, BOMBO,
    Probably because it is his brother...unless you think that this sort of behavior runs in the family.
    I don't.

    February 25, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
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