Thursday 23 November 2017

Cardinal to face trial for not reporting child abuse

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin celebrating a mass
Cardinal Philippe Barbarin celebrating a mass

Will Worley

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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French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin will go on trial in April
French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin will go on trial in April

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