|His Eminence Keith O'Brien|
|Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of St Andrews and Edinburgh|
|Archdiocese||St Andrews and Edinburgh|
|Appointed||30 May 1985|
|Enthroned||5 August 1985|
|Reign ended||25 February 2013|
|Other posts||Cardinal-Priest of SS Gioacchino ed Anna al Tuscolano (2003–present)|
|Ordination||3 April 1965|
|Consecration||5 August 1985|
by Gordon Joseph Gray
|Created Cardinal||21 October 2003|
|Birth name||Keith Michael Patrick O'Brien|
|Born||17 March 1938|
Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
|Died||19 March 2018 (aged 80)|
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England
|Previous post||Apostolic Administrator of Argyll and The Isles, Scotland (1996–1999)|
|Alma mater||University of Edinburgh|
|Motto||Serve the Lord with gladness|
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O'Brien's resignation followed publication of allegations he had engaged in inappropriate and predatory sexual conduct with junior priests and student priests, also that he abused power. He stepped down as a result.
On 20 March 2015, the Vatican announced that though he remained a member of the College of Cardinals O'Brien would not exercise his rights or duties as a cardinal, in particular voting in papal conclaves.
References[change | change source]
- "Shamed Catholic Cardinal Keith O'Brien leaving Scotland 'for penance". The Independent. 2013-05-15. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
- Three months on, a cardinal is banished but his church is still in denial
- "Pope Francis strips disgraced Cardinal Keith O'Brien of privileges but not title". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
- "Cardinal Keith O'Brien dies after fall". 19 March 2018 – via www.bbc.com.