French cardinal convicted of failing to act on sex abuse allegations

French cardinal convicted of failing to act on sex abuse allegations

A French court convicted the Roman Catholic archbishop of Lyon on Thursday of failing to act on historic allegations of sexual abuse of boy scouts in his diocese. Cardinal Philippe Barbarin was handed a six-month suspended jail sentence. Barbarin is the highest-profile cleric to be caught up in the child sex abuse scandal inside the Catholic Church in France.

Timothy
Timothy
JDeG 302
JDeG 302 1 year

"sarcastic surprise face" who would do such a thing

Notsurewewillsee
Notsurewewillsee 1 year

I have a feeling I’m in the minority here, but why would anyone be happy that a man is being sent to jail for failing to talk about something that allegedly happened 30 to 40 years ago? From what I could see there wasn’t much to substantiate the allegations. But I guess since they are Catholic priest they are guilty by default no evidence necessary. Way to go France!

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