Cardinal Keith O'Brien
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Cardinal Keith O'Brien 'very upset' about his resignation

The BBC has been told Cardinal Keith O'Brien is "very upset" over the circumstances of his resignation.

A source within the Catholic Church also said the cardinal "doesn't know who his accusers are and doesn't know what they're accusing him of".

The ex-Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh has been accused of inappropriate behaviour towards priests in the 1980s - allegations he contests.

Cardinal O'Brien will no longer take part in the election of the new Pope.

Robert Pigott reports.

  • 26 Feb 2013
  • From the section UK
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