I never sought to hide, much less to cover up, these horrible facts,” said Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, Archbishop of Lyon and Primate of the Gauls, on the first day of his three-day trial for “non-denunciation of sexual aggression” in Lyon on Monday.

Cardinal Barbarin and five co-defendants have been charged with failing to alert French authorities of numerous cases of sexual abuse of boy scouts by a priest between 1986 and 1991. French media have dubbed this “the trial of silence”…https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/vows-of-silence-clergy-on-trial-in-france-for-failing-to-report-abuse-1.3750418

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