Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Philippe Barbarin’

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

Pope rejects Cardinal Barbarin’s resignation Comments 0

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Pope Francis rejected Cardinal Philippe Barbarin’s offer to resign after they met in the papal office on Monday. Barbarin (68) offered his resignation as the archbishop of Lyon after receiving a six-month suspended prison sentence for the non-disclosure of sexual abuse against minors. He is appealing the sentence. He immediately offered his resignation for the Read more

Church must follow, accept local laws on abuse Comments 0

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Local laws and court decisions regarding clerical sexual abuse and its cover-up must be respected, Fr Hans Zollner says. Zollner, who is a leading expert in child protection and one of the chief organisers of February’s summit on child protection, says the Church’s responsibility to obey the laws of the land was clarified several years Read more

Cardinal Barbarin had already decided to resign Comments 0

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

An auxiliary bishop of Lyon, Emmanuel Gobilliard, says it was not the 7 March court verdict that caused cardinal Philippe Barbarin to offer his resignation, but rather the court case itself. Even if he were not found guilty of failing to report clerical sex abuse, he had decided to resign. Gobilliard said Barbarin had confided 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

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin to face trial Comments 0

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

A French court has ordered Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, Archbishop of Lyon, to face trial in early January on charges of failing to denounce a sexually abusive priest. The court says the trial will take place without the presence of co-defendant Vatican Cardinal Luis Ladaria Ferrer, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Read more