Commission Report: At Least 3,000 Children Have Been Victims of Sexual Abuse by Members of the French Catholic Church

A least 3,000 children were preyed on by pedophiles operating under the guise of the French Catholic Church since 1950, a commission has found. Jean-Marc Sauve, the president of the task force, said 1,500 clergy and church officials are thought to have carried out sexual abuse on minors over the last 70 years. A hotline … Read more

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

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 … Read more