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February 24, 2013

Four priests say Britain’s leading Catholoic homophobe made ‘inappropriate’ advances and contact, one claims a ‘relationship’. O’Brien disputes accusations

Four priests, one who has now left the church, have accused Scotland’s Cardinal Keith O’Brien of ‘inappropriate behavior’ over 30 years.

The Cardinal’s spokesman has said their claims are contested. He is apparently taking legal advice.

O’Brien has previously compared gay marriage to slavery, claiming it is a ‘violation of human rights’ and slammed its planned introduction by the Scottish and parliament and Westminster as ‘madness’.

According to The Observer, which broke the story, the four are all based in the diocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh.

April 28, 2012

Pope representative Archbishop Antonio Mennini has attacked government plans to legalise civil marriage for same-sex couples

The Archbishop Antonio Mennini, the Pope’s representative in Britain, is urging all Christians, Jews, and Muslims to unite against gay marriage.

In a statement made to Catholic bishops from England and Wales, the Apolistic Noncio called for closer co-operation with other faiths in fighting government plans to legalise gay marriage.

At a meeting in Leeds held yesterday (27 April), he said: ‘I wonder if we shouldn’t ask for and look for more support among other Christian denominations and indeed, persons of other faiths.’