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Disgraced cardinal stalled investigation of abuse in Scotland

Catholic World News - August 23, 2013

Cardinal Keith O’Brien, who retired in February after reports of homosexual misconduct, derailed plans for an independent investigation of sex-abuse problems in the Catholic Church in Scotland, another Scottish prelate has revealed.

In a letter to The Tablet, Archbishop Mario Conti, the retired head of the Glasgow archdiocese, said that Cardinal O’Brien was the only Scottish bishop who opposed a proposal for an investigation of the Church’s response to sex-abuse complaints. The investigation proceeded in other Scottish until 2012, but ended when planners concluded that they could not provide useful statistics without the participation of the Edinburgh archdiocese.

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