THE leader of Scotland’s Catholics, Cardinal Keith O’Brien, was a long-standing friend of Savile but was not aware of his dark secrets and has now said that he should lose the papal honour.
THE leader of Scotland’s Catholics yesterday called for paedophile Jimmy Savile to be stripped of his papal knighthood.
Cardinal Keith O’Brien had a long-standing friendship with Savile and, unaware of his dark secrets, paid tribute to the DJ and TV presenter after his death last year at the age of 84.
But his spokesman said yesterday that Savile should lose the papal honour, which was bestowed in 1990.
He said: “As far as we are concerned, we would absolutely endorse and support that move.
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