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The president of the Scottish bishops' conference offered a "profound apology" to victims of child abuse following a national review of church safeguarding procedures.
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Scotland Cardinal Keith O'Brien will no longer exercise the role of a cardinal, including by serving as a papal adviser and as an elector of a new pope.
Pope Francis has in hand a report on the allegations regarding Cardinal Keith O'Brien, the former Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh, Scotland, who stood down in 2013 after admitting sexual misconduct, The Tablet is reporting.
"Professor [Tina] Beattie is known to have frequently called into question the Church's teaching. I would therefore ask [the Edinburgh Circle of the Newman Association] to cancel this event, as it may not proceed or be publicised on any Church property in this archdiocese," reads a letter from Archbishop Leo Cushley of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, Scotland, according to a report in The Tablet of London.
"Whatever the outcome, every voice and every instrument continues to play its part in shaping the kind of Scotland that people in Scotland vote for."
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Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Charles Scicluna to take testimony in Scotland's St. Andrews and Edinburgh archdiocese, where disgraced Cardinal Keith O'Brien was archbishop.
Global Sisters Report welcomes a new columnist who will be blogging weekly about women religious in mainstream media. This is her first post.