Vatican planning major probe of alleged corruption in Church in Scotland?
Catholic World News - June 24, 2013
The Vatican plans an apostolic visitation of the Church in Scotland, to probe charges of widespread corruption, according to The Scotsman. The Vatican has made no announcement of such a plan.
The Scotsman reports that a priest who accused Cardinal Keith O’Brien of homosexual conduct met with Archbishop Antonio Mennini, the apostolic nuncio to Great Britain, and was told of the plans for a thorough investigation. It is not clear, from the Scotsman story, whether the nuncio actually promised an apostolic visitation or merely said that the next Archbishop of Edinburgh would investigate the charges of corruption.
Cardinal O’Brien stepped down after admitting to charges of misconduct. His resignation prompted calls for a sweeping inquiry into the leadership of the Church in Scotland.
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