By SI Filings Mar 25 2019 Clergy Sexual AbuseRoman CatholicismCardinal Philippe Barbarin "was convicted on charges of failing to inform the proper authorities of child sexual abuse allegations. In his statement, Barbarin said on the morning of March 18 that he forwarded his resignation to the pope." - WRN 1179 reads There are 2 Comments "Pope" Bert Perry - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 8:48am Feel free to delete/edit this when you've got it corrected. :^) Aspiring to be a stick in the mud. To the topic Bert Perry - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 8:55am It might seem that "failure to report" is a fairly minor conviction, and while technically that's true, you have to remember that implicit in that "minor" conviction is the fact that he had a number (how many we don't know) of cases brought before him where priests were accused of some degree of sexual assault, and he took the side of the abusers instead of the abused--and in doing so created an environment ripe for more abuse. Chew on that a while--6 months is pretty lenient for that! Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.