French cardinal accused of cover-up in widening abuse scandal / Religion News Service

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls called on a prominent cardinal to ‘assume his responsibilities’ amid widening allegations of a pedophilia cover-up targeting Lyon’s Roman Catholic diocese.

“In an interview with BFM TV on Tuesday (March 15), Valls refused to comment on whether Cardinal Philippe Barbarin should step down.

“The archbishop of Lyon, Barbarin has been accused of covering up alleged sexual abuse of young boy scouts by Lyon priest Bernard Preynat between 1986 and 1991 — before Barbarin was named cardinal.”

By Elizabeth Bryant, Religion News Service — Click here to read the rest of this story.

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