LYON, France | French cardinal likely to be cleared in abuse cover-up trial
LYON, France — Jan 10, 2019—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.
The Rev. Bernard Preynat’s alleged victims say church hierarchy covered up for him for years. But by the time the cover-up trial reached court in Lyon this week, the statute of limitations had expired on some charges.