No public appearance from Cleric since claims emerged

The Catholic Church in Britain was in turmoil after its most senior cleric, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, who faces allegations of "inappropriate" behaviour, announced he is stepping down.

The 74-year-old has not made a public appearance since the allegations emerged.

Lewis Vaughan Jones reports:

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Cardinal admits sex misconduct

Cardinal Keith O'Brien has admitted his "sexual conduct fell below standards expected" during his time as a religious leader. The Cardinal, Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric, resigned last Monday after claims of "inappropriate" behaviour.