Cardinal Sean Brady, the leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, has apologised and asked for forgiveness as his retirement was confirmed by the Vatican.
The idea of Pope Francis accepting Archbishop Tartaglia's invitation to come to Glasgow next March at such short notice - short notice for a pope anyway - is not as unlikely as it might first appear.
POPE Francis has been invited to Scotland next year to help mark the 400th anniversary of the death of St John Ogilvie.
An invitation has been sent to Pope Francis for him to consider a day visit to Glasgow.
THE Vatican's chief sex crimes prosecutor is to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against disgraced Cardinal Keith O'Brien.