Scotland's Archbishop Steps Down
Cardinal Keith O'Brien, Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric, resigned as leader of the Scottish Catholic Church, saying he won't attend the coming conclave of cardinals to elect a successor to Pope Benedict.
Britain's top Catholic cleric accused of 'inappropriate behavior'
Three priests and a former priest have filed complaints to the Vatican alleging that Cardinal Keith O'Brien, who heads the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland, approached them in an inappropriate manner. LONDON — The Vatican is looking into allegations of “inappropriate behavior” by Cardinal Keith O'Brien, Britain's most senior Catholic cleric, officials said Sunday. The claims came at a sensitive time, as O'Brien and other cardinals prepare for a conclave to choose the next pope.
Scotland "new state" outside EU, U.N. if splits: Britain
LONDON - The British government on Monday intensified its campaign to stop Scotland leaving the United Kingdom, publishing a legal opinion saying it would forfeit its membership of international bodies such as the European Union if it chose independence.
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In Britain, questions of identity loom
Scotland will hold a referendum next year on independence. And British Prime Minister David Cameron has promised a vote on staying in the European Union. LONDON — For David Cameron, the worst-case scenario for Britain's future looks something like this:
Scotland Faces Hurdles if It Votes to Be Independent
A legal opinion from the British government could intensify the debate over the terms under which Scotland might achieve a divorce from Britain.