O’Brien has been accused by 3 priests and on former one, of inappropriate behavior dating back to the 1980’s. Although he was due to retire in the near future , The 74-year-old’s resignation is effective immediately.
O’Brien who has been one of the nastiest anti-gay scumbags, referred to gay marriage as “grotesque subversion”.
In a statement O’Brien did not mention the allegations but did “apologize” to anyone he may have offended.
He said: “I have valued the opportunity of serving the people of Scotland and overseas in various ways since becoming a priest.
“For any failures, I apologise to all whom I have offended.”
“I do not wish media attention in Rome to be focussed on me – but rather on Pope Benedict XVI and on his Successor.
“However, I will pray with them and for them that, enlightened by the Holy Spirit, they will make the correct choice for the future good of the Church.
“May God who has blessed me so often in my ministry continue to bless and help me in the years which remain for me on earth and may he shower his blessings on all the peoples of Scotland especially those I was privileged to serve in a special way in the Archdiocese of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh.”
Update: O’Brien admits to allegations