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France: Archbishop of Lyon Sentenced for Child Sexual Abuse Cover-Up

HeadlineMar 08, 2019

In France, a court on Thursday sentenced Cardinal Philippe Barbarin—the Roman Catholic archbishop of Lyon—to a 6-month suspended prison sentence for failing to act on the sexual abuse of Boy Scouts in his diocese. The archbishop was found guilty of failing to report allegations of abuse in the 1980s and ’90s by a priest who is set to go on trial later this year.

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