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.

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New Archbishop appointed after O'Brien resignation

Philip Tartaglia replaces Cardinal Keith O'Brien, who quit this week following allegations of inappropriate behaviour Credit: Christine lavelle/PA Wire

The Archbishop of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia, has been put in temporary charge of the UK Catholic Church following the resignation of Cardinal Keith O'Brien.

The Church said the Pope had appointed Archbishop Tartaglia as Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh with immediate effect.

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