Disgraced Cardinal Keith O’Brien facing fresh accusations of sexual misconduct

Herald Scotland

Friday 27 March 2015


Disgraced Cardinal Keith O’Brien is facing fresh accusations of sexual misconduct, with one priest accusers claiming the fallen cleric was involved in dozens of incidents in the past.

Exactly a week after the Vatican announced it had found Cardinal O’Brien guilty of allegations of sexual impropriety, new claims have emerged that he preyed on seminarians and young clergy.

One priest involved in the first public allegations which led to the spectacular fall from grace told the Cardinal encouraged young clerics to attend the sacrament of confession, which he would take, in order to groom them for sexual contact

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