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French cardinal exits over failure to report alleged sex abuser

Mar 06, 2020 - 9:49 PM

Archbishop of Lyon Philippe Barbarin is the most senior French priest to be caught up in a global pedophilia scandal that has seen clergy hauled before courts from Argentina to Australia

RESIGNATION. In this file photo taken on January 7, 2019 Lyon archbishop, cardinal Philippe Barbarin gestures as he arrives in Lyon court to attend his trial charged with failing to report a priest who abused boy scouts in the 1980s and 90s. File photo by Jeff Pachoud/AFP

Court clears French cardinal of shielding alleged pedophile priest

Jan 30, 2020 - 10:20 PM

The trial court rules that Cardinal Philippe Barbarin chose not to tell the authorities of the abuse allegations 'in order to preserve the institution to which he belongs'

CLEARED. File photo of French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin (right), the former Archbishop of Lyon. Photo by Jeff Pachoud

French priest at heart of church abuse scandal defrocked

Jul 04, 2019 - 10:59 PM

The allegations against priest Bernard Preynat sparked the biggest crisis in the French church in decades, drawing in its most influential cleric, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin

Pope rejects resignation of French cardinal in sex abuse cover-up

Mar 19, 2019 - 9:59 PM

(UPDATED) The pope's decision triggers sharp surprise from the chairman of the Bishops' Conference of France, who terms the situation 'unheard of'

RESIGNATION REJECTED. This photo taken on April 26, 2017 at St Peter's square in the Vatican shows Pope Francis (R) talking to Lyon's cardinal Philippe Barbarin at the end of a weekly general audience. File photo by Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

Convicted French cardinal expected to resign at meeting with pope

Mar 18, 2019 - 10:29 AM

(UPDATED) The Argentine pontiff could take several weeks to decide whether to accept the resignation

CHURCH CRISIS. This handout picture released by the Vatican press office on May 20, shows Pope Francis shaking hands with Cardinal Philippe Barbarin. Hand out/ Osservatore Romano/ AFP

Convicted French cardinal Barbarin to meet Pope Francis

Mar 14, 2019 - 11:32 PM

Pope Francis will grant the 68-year-old archbishop of Lyon a private audience at 10 am Monday, March 18

MEETING POPE FRANCIS. This photo taken on April 26, 2017 at St Peter's square in the Vatican shows Pope Francis (R) talking to Lyon's cardinal Philippe Barbarin at the end of a weekly general audience. File photo by Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

French cardinal convicted over sex abuse cover-up

Mar 07, 2019 - 6:26 PM

(UPDATED) 'I have decided to go to see the Holy Father to hand him my resignation. He will receive me in a few days' time,' Cardinal Philippe Barbarin says after the verdict

CONVICTED. In this file photo taken on April 03, 2016 Roman Catholic Cardinal, Archbishop of Lyon, Philippe Barbarin leads a mass, in Saint-Jean cathedral in Lyon. File photo by Jeff Pachoud/AFP

French cardinal to go on trial over child abuse cover up

Jan 05, 2019 - 10:32 AM

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, the archbishop of Lyon, is to stand trial along with five others from his diocese over allegations that they helped cover up abuse.

ON TRIAL. In this file photo taken on April 03, 2016 Roman Catholic Cardinal, Archbishop of Lyon, Philippe Barbarin leads a mass, in Saint-Jean cathedral in Lyon. Photo by Jeff Pachoud / AFP

French bishops beg forgiveness from pedophilia victims

Nov 08, 2016 - 9:43 AM

We lacked mercy we did not listen to these victims in the way that they expected us to and we lacked the courage to take the measures that were needed says Archbishop of Paris Andre Vingt Trois

FORGIVENESS. Archbishop of Paris and French cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois (3rdL) and archbishop of Lyon Philippe Barbarin (R) take part in a plenary meeting of the French Bishops' Conference on November 7, 2016 at Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire in Lourdes, southwestern France. Some 120 Catholic bishops of France started a six-day meeting, which highlight will be an unprecedent day of 'prayer and penance' for the victims of pedophilia, following months of scandals. Photo by Pascal Pavani/AFP

French police quiz cardinal over alleged abuse cover-up

Jun 08, 2016 - 8:15 PM

UPDATED Cardinal Philippe Barbarin is accused of failing to remove an erring priest from his diocese

French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, the under-fire Archbishop of Lyon who is suspected of covering up for a paedophile priest (R) arrives for questioning at a police station in Lyon, on June 8, 2016. Barbarin arrived early on June 8 to a Lyon police station for questioning in two cases of covering up for a paedophile priest of his diocese.   / AFP PHOTO / JEFF PACHOUD

Pope under fire for meeting French cardinal accused of sex abuse cover-up

May 21, 2016 - 1:33 PM

After meeting the pontiff French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin says he would be staying in his post with Francis blessing

CHURCH CRISIS. This handout picture released by the Vatican press office on May 20, shows Pope Francis shaking hands with Cardinal Philippe Barbarin. Hand out/ Osservatore Romano/ AFP

French archbishop admits 'errors' in handling of child sex abuse cases

Apr 26, 2016 - 12:20 PM

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin Archbishop of Lyon faces complaints for failing to inform authorities about priests accused of sexual abuse

epa00937461 An Algerian muslim attends a special prayer held by French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin (L) in memory of the seven French monks killed 11 years ago at the monastery in Tibhirine, some 100 km southwest of Algiers, Tuesday 20 February 2007. Barbarin is on a two-day visit to Algeria. EPA/Mohamed Messara

Pope says Christians 'being driven from Mideast'

Dec 06, 2014 - 11:47 PM

Thousands of Christians are taking refuge in Arbil after jihadists in June overran Mosul Iraq s second city forcing hundreds of thousands of Christians and members of the Yazidi community to flee their homes

MAKING A POINT. Pope Francis gives a press conference aboard the plane carrying him back to Rome at the end of a five-day trip to South-Korea, on August 18, 2014. Vincenzo Pinto/AFP