Some premature speculation in the national secular press today about Cardinal Keith O’Brien ‘stepping down’ and the reasons why. While no longer president of Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, as cardinal he remains the most senior catholic clergyman in Scotland until his retirement. The fact is the torch is naturally being passed to the next generation of bishops, no one is being ‘forced’ out. Read full report in this Friday’s SCO.
Official release: scmo.org/articles/bishops-elect-new-office-bearers.html
The Herald twits on the facts: heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/cardinal-forced-to-quit-top-job-in-church-due-to-illness.19340964
The Scotsman twist on the facts: scotsman.com/news/scottish-news/top-stories/cardinal-keith-o-brien-to-give-up-frontline-role-in-catholic-church-of-scotland-1-2615994