The trial of Lyon Archbishop Philippe Barbarin, accused of covering up the abuse of minors, came to a close in Lyon on Thursday. The verdict is set to be announced on March 7.
Footage shows the Cardinal entering the court room and attorneys for both sides, as well as victims, speak after the hearing.
«This court will have to make a decision which is going to have a strong impact about the... Еще obligation of reporting abuses on minors in France,» said Jean Boudot, one of the plaintiffs' attorneys.
Cardinal Barbarin and five co-defendants have been charged with failing to report cases of sexual abuse of boy scouts by a priest between 1986 and 1991. On Wednesday, the prosecutor called for all six defendants to be acquitted due to a lack of evidence.