Pop Francis Has Refused the Resignation of Cardinal Convicted of Sexual Abuse Cover-up

Cardinal 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

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Bert Perry's picture

Feel free to delete/edit this when you've got it corrected.  :^)

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Bert Perry's picture

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!

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