Cardinal to face trial for not reporting child abuse
The senior French cardinal, Philippe Barbarin, is to be tried for not reporting child abuse, according to reports.
The clergyman, who is also the Archbishop of Lyon, was once tipped as a successor to Pope Francis.
But he and six other priests have been ordered to appear in court for allegedly not reporting paedophilia committed by another clergyman, Bernard Preynat.
His victims have now accused Father Barbarin of not speaking out against the crimes.
The trial will take place in April next year.
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Independent News Service