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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Scottish Catholic Church
A Scottish cardinal Sunday admitted to engaging in sexual misconduct, one day before Roman Catholic leaders prepare for a meeting here to begin the selection of a pope under a cloud of church scandals, including those involving pedophile priests.
The Vatican is looking into allegations of "inappropriate behavior" by Cardinal Keith Patrick O'Brien, Britain's most senior Catholic cleric, officials said Sunday. The claims came at a sensitive time, as Cardinal O'Brien and other cardinals prepare for a conclave to choose the next pope.