Conclave 2013

Scottish cardinal resigns amid allegations of 'inappropriate acts'


Scottish Cardinal Keith O’Brien, Britain’s most senior Roman Catholic cleric, has resigned as Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh and he says he won't attend the conclave to elect the next pope.

O'Brien had been accused by three priests and a former priest of inappropriate behavior, the newspaper The Observer reported Sunday.

He said in a statement that he will not travel to the conclave as he does not want media attention focused on him.

Mahony, the Vatican, and the risks of pushing back


Two recent twists in the unfolding drama of Benedict’s resignation and the election of the next pope raise the age-old question at the heart of any good PR strategy: When is it important to speak up, and when it wiser to put a sock in it?

 One sidebar to the papal transition story focuses on a number of cardinals whose participation in the conclave is kicking up dust, a list which includes Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles.



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