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

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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 […]

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Cardinal Philippe Barbarin Resigns After Being Convicted Of Failing to Report Abusive Priest

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In a surprise decision in France’s most important church sex abuse trial, a court on Thursday found top Catholic official Cardinal Philippe Barbarin guilty of failing to report to law enforcement accusations against a pedophile priest. The Lyon court handed Barbarin a six-month suspended prison sentence for not reporting the facts in the period between […]