A PRIEST has claimed a crisis in the Catholic church provoked him to release a controversial book that included allegations of a gay mafia in the priesthood.
SCOTLAND'S most influential Catholic cleric has described the Referendum debate as "cordial and heartening" and evidence of democratic maturity.
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.
A SENIOR clergyman who was exiled from Scotland after a sex scandal is living just south of the border in England.
POPE Francis has been invited to Scotland next year to help mark the 400th anniversary of the death of St John Ogilvie.