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Pope Francis Refuses to Accept Resignation of Cardinal Convicted of Sex Abuse Cover-Up

The cardinal travelled to Rome to present his resignation to the Pope personally

Pope Francis has not accepted the resignation of Cardinal Philippe Barbarin as Archbishop of Lyon.

The cardinal travelled to Rome to present his resignation to the Pope after he was convicted by a French court of covering up sexual abuse committed by a priest. He received a six-month suspended sentence, but is appealing the conviction.

In a statement on Tuesday, the cardinal said: “By invoking the presumption of innocence, [Pope Francis] did not want to accept this resignation.”

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