Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop of Lyon’

Woman’s bid to be Archbishop of Lyon gaining support Comments 0

Monday, June 8th, 2020

French theologian Anne Soupa’s bid to become Archbishop of Lyon is gaining support, with over 5,600 people signing a petition supporting her candidacy. The signatories include many household names in France, mostly from the so-called left. They include a mayor, a former member of the lower house of parliament, a social entrepreneur and a noted Read more

Retired bishop replaces Cardinal Barbarin in Lyon Comments 0

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

Pope Francis has handed the leadership of the Archdiocese of Lyon to a retired bishop after removing Cardinal Philippe Barbarin from the post. Bishop Michel Dubost, 77, now has executive responsibility for governing Lyon, whose archbishop is traditionally known as the “Primate of the Gauls”. He has been appointed as administrator “sede plena et ad Read more

Cardinal Barbarin may not be innocent, says Pope Comments 0

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Pope Francis says it’s possible French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin “is not innocent.” His comment was made in response to questions from French media about the Cardinal of Lyon during an in-flight press conference after his visit to Morocco last weekend. Last month Barbarin was found guilty on one count of failure to report a charge Read more

French Cardinal convicted for not reporting abuse Comments 0

Monday, March 11th, 2019

A French cardinal was convicted last week of not reporting clerical sex abuse. He says he will be offering Pope Francis his resignation. Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon, who was convicted by the Lyon Correction Court, received a suspended sentence of six months for not denouncing the sexually abusive acts of Father Bernard Preynat when Read more