Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor
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Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor 'saddened' by O'Brien resignation

A former archbishop of Westminster says he is "saddened" by the resignation of Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric, Cardinal Keith O'Brien.

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor said Cardinal O'Brien's decision to step down was "up to his own conscience".

Cardinal O'Brien has been accused of inappropriate behaviour towards priests in the 1980s - allegations he contests.

  • 26 Feb 2013
  • From the section UK
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