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Top Cardinal Accused of Abuse

Add another to the books. On Sunday, as Pope Benedict XVI delivered his last public blessing, allegations of abuse were leveled against Britian’s most senior Roman Catholic cleric. Cardinal Keith O’Brien, head of the church in Scotland, is being accused of partaking in “inappropriate” and “intimate” behavior by three current and one former priest, according to a report published on The Observer's website. The anonymous priests allege that much of the abuse was conducted after night prayers or during counseling sessions. O'Brien is one of the church's most outspoken anti-homosexual figures and is due to retire next month.