After the resignation, we kinda knew. But now we know for sure. Cardinal O’Brien, Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, did the dirty. Sad and sickening.

3 March 2013

Statement from Cardinal O’Brien

In recent days certain allegations which have been made against me have become public. Initially, their anonymous and non-specific nature led me to contest them.

However, I wish to take this opportunity to admit that there have been times that my sexual conduct has fallen below the standards expected of me as a priest, archbishop and cardinal.

To those I have offended, I apologise and ask forgiveness.

To the Catholic Church and people of Scotland, I also apologise.

I will now spend the rest of my life in retirement. I will play no further part in the public life of the Catholic Church in Scotland.

*subhead*Sad and sickening.*subhead*