LYON, France | French cardinal likely to be cleared in abuse cover-up trial

10Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

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.

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