- Dec 10, 2019
Alleged victims of a pedophile priest say the conviction of a French cardinal for failing to report the accusations to judicial authorities is a great victory for child protection and a powerful message to the Church.
A French judge refused Monday to block the release this week in French cinemas of a movie based on a Catholic sex scandal.
The head of the Catholic bishops’ body in France will be questioned Tuesday by Senate lawmakers who are writing a report aimed at combatting pedophilia across all of the country’s institutions.
France’s most important church sex abuse trial to date is likely to end in acquittal for a cardinal and other senior Catholic officials accused of protecting a pedophile priest, despite years of efforts by his victims to seek justice.
A Catholic cardinal and five other people went on trial Monday accused of covering up for a pedophile priest who abused Boy Scouts — France’s most important church sex abuse case to date.
After months of discussions and reflections, the French Bishops’ Conference decided to create an independent and external commission to address sexual abuse within the Church, its cover-up and the conference’s handling of the issue since the 2000s.