In France, several Church representatives are before the court, including the Archbishop of Lyon. The accusation: He may have known of cases of sexual abuse, but not displayed.
With a serious expression, cardinal Philippe Barbarin in the morning, had appeared in the courtroom in Lyon, France. "I of justice will answer. You had me summoned today. I appear in front of her," said the eloquent Archbishop of Lyon rather tight-lipped to the waiting journalists.
The cases in question today before the court, already for a long time. At the end of the 80-ies and beginning of 90-ies years, Bernard Preynat, a priest from the diocese of Lyon, often sexually on Minors the past. Deeds granted by the priest, even a partial one. Many of them are now time-barred. Due to a number of separate proceedings against Preynat itself runs.