'Sexual conduct fell below standards expected of me'
CARDINAL Keith O'Brien has admitted that his sexual conduct fell "below the standards expected of a priest" in a move that has further rocked the Catholic Church.
CARDINAL Keith O'Brien has admitted that his sexual conduct fell \"below the standards expected of a priest\" in a move that has further rocked the Catholic Church.
CONFESSION: The scandal that followed claims of Cardinal O'Brien's behaviour towards young clerics has rocked the beleaguered Catholic Church. Picture: Getty
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David Leask and Jody Harrison
The cardinal – until last week the most senior cleric in Britain – last night broke his silence on the allegations of "inappropriate behaviour" by asking for forgiveness for his actions and announcing that he would immediately withdraw from public life.
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