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French Cardinal to face trial for covering up sex abuse

By AFP

Added 19th September 2017 04:41 PM

Barbarin, the most senior French Catholic will be tried for allegedly failing to report a predator priest

French Cardinal to face trial for covering up sex abuse

Barbarin, the most senior French Catholic will be tried for allegedly failing to report a predator priest

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin

French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin will go on trial in April for covering up the sexual abuse of children by a paedophile priest in his Lyon diocese over 25 years ago, a court ruled Tuesday.

Barbarin, the most senior French Catholic leader to be tried for allegedly failing to report a predator priest, will go on trial on April 4 next year, the court in Lyon said.

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