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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.
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Cardinal Keith O'Brien to leave Scotland for penance

EDINBURGH, Scotland, May 15 (UPI) -- Cardinal Keith O'Brien will spend time in "spiritual renewal" outside of Scotland, the Vatican announced Wednesday.

Alleged victim sues Scottish cardinal

EDINBURGH, Scotland, March 15 (UPI) -- A former seminarian said he is suing a Scottish cardinal, claiming the priest groped and kissed him when the plaintiff was a seminary student.
Latin American becomes new pope

Latin American becomes new pope

VATICAN CITY, March 13 (UPI) -- Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, a Jesuit, is the new pope, the first Latin American in history, taking the papal name of Francis.
Papal conclave to begin next week

Papal conclave to begin next week

VATICAN CITY, March 8 (UPI) -- Roman Catholic cardinals gathered in Rome will begin electing a new pope Tuesday to succeed Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, the Vatican said Friday.

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Cardinal steps down for sexual misconduct

GLASGOW, Scotland, March 3 (UPI) -- Scotland's Cardinal Keith O'Brien, 74, admitted Sunday his sexual conduct had been inappropriate and said he has stepped down from his post.

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Benedict XVI holds last general audience

Benedict XVI holds last general audience

VATICAN CITY, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A crowd of 150,000 people gathered in St. Peter's Square Wednesday for Pope Benedict XVI's final general audience, the Vatican said.

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British archbishop quits amid allegations

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Cardinal Keith O'Brien, the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in Britain, has resigned amid allegations of improper conduct with priests, officials said.

Pope to probe accusations against cardinal

VATICAN CITY, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The Vatican said Sunday Pope Benedict XVI is investigating clergymen's accusations of inappropriate behavior on the part of Cardinal Keith O'Brien of Scotland.

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Cardinal: Reconsider clerical celibacy

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Cardinal Keith O'Brien, head of the Catholic Church in Scotland, said Friday priests should not be bound by a vow of celibacy.

Cardinal calls Catholics to wear crosses

LONDON, April 7 (UPI) -- Cardinal Keith O'Brien urges British Catholics to "wear proudly a symbol of the cross of Christ," in response to the recent "marginalization" of religion.
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Keith Michael Patrick O'Brien (born 17 March 1938) is the current Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh, Scotland's only Cardinal.

Cardinal O'Brien is the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland and heads its Conference of Bishops. By virtue of these roles he is sometimes referred to by non-Scots as the 'Primate of Scotland'; however, no such title has ever been officially bestowed upon him and there is no precedent in Scotland for the position of primate.

Keith Patrick O’Brien was born at Ballycastle in County Antrim, Northern Ireland on 17 March 1938. After primary education in Ballycastle, he moved with his family to Scotland where his father was serving with the Royal Navy at Faslane, initially attending St Stephen’s Primary School, Dalmuir before continuing to secondary school at St Patrick’s High School, Dumbarton. His family then moved to Edinburgh, where he completed his secondary education at Holy Cross Academy, before studying at the University of Edinburgh where he gained a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 1959 (and later a Diploma of Education in 1966). His studies for the Priesthood were at St. Andrew’s College, Drygrange, Roxburghshire and he was ordained priest on 3 April 1965 by his predecessor, Cardinal Gordon Gray. Initially, serving as curate at Holy Cross, Edinburgh from 1965 until 1966, he completed his teacher training certificate at Moray House College of Education. For the next 5 years, from 1966 to 1971, he was employed by Fife County Council as a teacher of mathematics and science; he also served as chaplain to St Columba’s Secondary School, initially in Cowdenbeath and then in Dunfermline, while assisting at St Bride’s Parish, Cowdenbeath.

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