France: Cardinal Barbarin goes on trial over alleged cover-up of child abuse

Cardinal Archbishop of Lyon Philippe Barbarin arrived to face trial at the city's Court of Justice, Monday, over chargers of covering up child sexual abuse in his diocese. Barbarin is accused of covering up sexual abuse of minors during the 1970s and 80s. The abuse was carried out by Reverend Bernard Preynat, who has reportedly admitted to sexually abusing minors. Barbarin is accused... Еще alongside five others of covering up the abuse. He denies the allegations against him. The Vatican's Cardinal Luis Ladaria has also been implicated in the alleged cover-up but is shielded by diplomatic immunity. If guilty, Barbarin could face up to three years in prison and a €45,000 ($51,300) fine.

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