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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.

U.K archbishop says BBC is 'biased'

LONDON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The most senior Roman Catholic clergyman in Britain says the BBC is biased against "Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular."

Scottish cardinal to apologize for scandal

EDINBURGH, Scotland, April 2 (UPI) -- The head of the Roman Catholic church in Scotland plans to apologize for sexual abuse of children in his Easter homily.

Britain considers allowing Catholic kings

LONDON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The British government is reportedly drawing up legislation that would allow a Roman Catholic to succeed to the throne.

Cardinal attacks British embryology law

LONDON, March 22 (UPI) -- A leading Roman Catholic Church prelate condemns a proposed British law that would ease restrictions on embryos, with one cardinal calling it "grotesque."

Scottish church hopes for a saint

EDINBURGH, Scotland, March 18 (UPI) -- A Scottish factory worker who became a nun could be on track for sainthood or at least beatification.

Cardinal compares abortion to massacre

EDINBURGH, Scotland, May 31 (UPI) -- Cardinal Keith O'Brien, head of Scotland's Roman Catholic Church, called on Catholic politicians to oppose abortion and compared the practice to a massacre.

Cardinal endorses Scotland independence

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland suggested in an interview that independence would be good for the country.

Scottish cardinal calls for legal changes

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland has called for an end to laws like the one that bars Catholics from the British throne.

Cardinal: Scotland a Christian country

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- A call by Scotland's senior Roman Catholic cleric to recognize that the country is a Christian one has met with a mixed response.

Thousands march against poverty

EDINBURGH, Scotland, July 2 (UPI) -- A crowd estimated at more than 200,000 gathered Saturday in Edinburgh for a "Make Poverty History" march.
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