Log in
Please enter your login details

Skip to main content

Breaking News
  • US Secretary of State John Kerry says he is completely engaged with Congress on Iran negotiations, Congress has a key role to play – REUTERS
  • Georgia: Former Defence and Internal Affairs Minister sentenced to 7 ½ years in prison for abuse of power (EFE)
  • Countries in the APEC bloc are to implement flexible fiscal policies to support the global economy and job creation, finance ministers say – REUTERS
  • Ben Bradlee, Washington Post editor during the Watergate scandal, has died aged 93 – REUTERS
  • President-elect of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker says he will present an EU investment programme of 300 billion euros before Christmas – REUTERS

Britain’s most senior Catholic cleric is the latest to find himself at the centre of an historical abuse scandal.

Three priests and one former priest have reported Cardinal Keith O’Brien to the Vatican over allegations of inappropriate behaviour dating back 30 years.

The Cardinal categorically denies the claims. He is known as an outspoken opponent of gay rights and is due to retire next month.

There was a mixed reaction from members of the congregation.

“We trust the church to make the right decisions.”, said one
woman.“ You know, they’re good leaders and we’ll come out fine. Wherever it’s supposed to go, it will.”

“Well I think obviously, they are going to have to answer questions about it and just as the rest of the Catholic Church has had to face up to a lot of questions in the recent past.” was the opinion of another.

The complaints were submitted to the Vatican the week before the Pope’s resignation. They ask for the Cardinal to stand down.

The worry is that their concerns will be swept aside if Cardinal O’Brien travels to the forthcoming conclave to elect a new pope.

Copyright © 2014 euronews

More about: