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A Churchman with a Strong Voice

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Cardinal Keith O’Brien had a strong voice in his role as one of the UK’s most senior Roman Catholic clergymen.  He has been known as an outspoken defender of Catholic teaching on abortion, euthanasia and homosexuality. He once described gay marriage as a “grotesque subversion of a universally accepted human right.Cardinal O’Brien also said that some issues – for example abortion and euthanasia – were “basic dogmatic beliefs” of “divine origin” which the church could never accept but he believed it would be within the scope of the new Pope to consider whether the Roman Catholic Church should change its stance on other issues, which were not of divine origin.

He explained, “For example the celibacy of the clergy, whether priests should marry – Jesus didn’t say that. There was a time when priests got married, and of course we know at the present time in some…

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