Gay rights groups have expressed their hopes that whoever is selected to replace Cardinal Keith O'Brien will do more to champion their cause.
The director of Stonewall Scotland, a charity that recently voted Cardinal O'Brien "bigot of the year", said he hoped a successor would "show a little more Christian charity towards openly gay people than the Cardinal did himself".
Tom French from the Equality Network said he hopes "that the Catholic Church in Scotland will use the opportunity new leadership brings to reassess its opposition to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality."
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