Jimmy Savile and the Cardinal: Britain’s top Catholic cleric was friend of disgraced TV host

February 27, 2013 Comments Off on Jimmy Savile and the Cardinal: Britain’s top Catholic cleric was friend of disgraced TV host

Jimmy Savile and the Cardinal: Britain’s top Catholic cleric was friend of disgraced TV host 26 Feb 2013

The snap, taken six years ago, emerged after Cardinal Keith O’Brien quit amid allegations of “inappropriate acts” towards fellow priests

Grinning and giving a thumbs-up, Britain’s most senior Catholic cleric poses with his friend, disgraced paedophile Jimmy Savile.

The snap, taken six years ago, emerged last night after Cardinal Keith O’Brien quit amid allegations of “inappropriate acts” towards fellow priests.

The photo was taken in Edinburgh in 2007 as fund-raiser Savile and the cardinal unveiled a £375,000 vehicle for the disabled.

The pair first met in the 70s, when O’Brien was a priest in Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire – and worked with a friend of Savile’s mum.

Another priest at Kilsyth at the time has been suspended following claims of abuse against two young victims.

It was Cardinal O’Brien who ordered the investigation last September.

When Savile’s vile secrets became known, the cardinal called for him to be stripped of his papal knighthood, awarded in 1990.

Cardinal O’Brien quit just 24 hours before he was due to fly to Rome to help choose the next pope….

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/jimmy-savile-cardinal-keith-obrien-1731376

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