Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Philippe Barbarin’

Woman theologian wants to be a Catholic archbishop Comments 0

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

A woman theologian has written to Pope Francis nominating herself as a candidate to be Archbishop of Lyon. Anne Soupa, who is A 73-year-old journalist and biblical scholar, is one of France’s best known activists for a greater role for women in the Catholic Church. Her request to the pope included a detailed cover letter Read more

Pope lets French cardinal embroiled in abuse cover-up resign Comments 0

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Pope Francis on March 6 accepted the resignation of a French cardinal who was convicted and then acquitted of covering up for a pedophile priest in a case that fueled a reckoning over clergy sexual abuse in France. Lyon Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, 69, had offered to resign when the Lyon court in March 2019 first Read more

Acquitted Cardinal acknowledges errors of governance Comments 0

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Acquitted Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon, France has admitted to errors in governance for not denouncing former priest Bernard Preynat’s sexual abuse of minors. A week after the Court of Appeal in Lyon acquitted him Barbarin spoke of his “errors of governance” and discussed the “media tsunami” that has surrounded him in the past four Read more

Cardinal acquitted of abuse coverup Comments 0

Monday, February 10th, 2020

The French appeals court has acquitted Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of charges that he failed to report sexual abuse crimes committed by notorious pedophile” and defrocked priest, Bernard Preynat. Barbarin’s troubles began in 2017 when he was charged and later convicted for not reporting the abuse of a minor. He received a six-month prison sentence for Read more

French cardinal bewildered by sex abuse conviction Comments 0

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

French cardinal Philippe Barbarin says he does not understand why he was found guilty of covering up a priest’s sexual abuse of children. In March this year the Lyon court ruled that Barbarin, “in wanting to avoid scandal caused by the facts of multiple sexual abuses committed by a priest … preferred to take the 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

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

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