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Scottish cardinal instructed by Vatican to leave country?

May 06, 2013

A Scottish cardinal who resigned after being accused of sexual improprieties has reportedly been asked by the Vatican to leave the country.

Cardinal Keith O’Brien, who was charged with improper relations with seminarians, was apparently planning to move into a cottage outside Edinburgh when he received word from Rome that he should live outside Scotland. The cardinal had retreated from public sight after stepping down in February.

According to the Herald of Scotland, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow—who was named apostolic administrator of the Edinburgh archdiocese after Cardinal O’Brien’s resignation—sought Vatican intervention when the cardinal began moving his belongings into a cottage owned by the archdiocese.


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