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Cardinal’s shoulder fixed in latest operation

Scotland’s most senior Roman Catholic has had another operation weeks after having a heart pacemaker fitted, it was reported today.

Cardinal Keith O’Brien, 71, had the pacemaker fitted last month after fainting before Palm Sunday mass.

Now it has emerged that the cardinal recently went under the knife for treatment to ruptured tendons in his left shoulder. The operation took place at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and has left him in a sling. It had been planned to take place sooner but had to be postponed to prioritise the heart operation.

• Full story at the Edinburgh Evening News.

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