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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.

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O'Brien replacement seeks prayers in 'distressing times'

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia said he felt "pained and distressed" after taking temporary charge of the UK Catholic Church following the resignation of Cardinal Keith O'Brien amid allegations of inappropriate behaviour:

These are painful and distressing times for the Archdiocese, I also feel pained and distressed.

With the grace of God, I will do my very best to oversee and govern the Archdiocese until the appointment of a new Archbishop. I ask for your prayers.

– Archbishop Philip Tartaglia

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