British Cardinal to skip papal conclave because of allegations
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(KTNV) -- More breaking news from the Vatican.
Cardinal Keith O'Brien, who was supposed to attend the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI, has resigned in the wake of misconduct allegations.
O'Brien was the top man in Great Britain.
But, he is now accused of abusing boys studying to be priests back in the 1980s.
All of this is on the heels of a scandalous report from an Italian newspaper.
That story claims the pope decided to resign on the same day that he received a 300-page report detailing a gay sex scandal at the Vatican.
The newspaper report in La Republica also claims that investigators in the Vatican found that gay priests are being blackmailed.
However, the newspaper did not name its sources.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan has spoken out about the report and says that is all speculation that the report could be the reason the pope resigned.
Pope Benedict XVI said his final Sunday mass yesterday. He will officially step down on Thursday. He is the first pope to resign in 600 years.
Cardinal O'Brien was the only clergy member from Britain who was supposed to be in the enclave of cardinals to pick a new pope.