Cardinal Cormac cleared of cover-up allegations

 Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor has been cleared of allegations that he covered up child abuse while he was Bishop of Arundel and Brighton. An article in yesterday's Sunday Telegraph states that the Crown Prosecution Service has no plans to take the case further. An Archbishops House spokesman said: "I have spoken briefly to the Cardinal, who is on his way to Lourdes as part of the annual Diocesan Pilgrimage. He was, of course, pleased and relieved to hear this confirmation from the CPS. " Sussex Police informed us on Saturday afternoon of their decision. " I am happy to confirm that Sussex Police did not, at any stage, contact the Cardinal in connection with their investigation into the original claims." Source: Archbishops House