the Cardinal is the highest priest in the catholic church in France accused of involvement in a pedofilskandal. He is archbishop of Lyon and faces up to three years in prison if he is convicted.
Pedofilhärvan in Lyon revealed in 2015, when a former boy scout told me that a local priest förgripit on him for 25 years ago. The man, who then formed a group for victims of sexual abuse, also accused the priest's superiors, the 68-year-old cardinal, for having known of the abuse. 68-year-old himself denies the accusations.
the first time in 2016, but a lack of evidence to prosecute. A group of victims has, however, managed to get the investigation to be resumed, which this time led to prosecution and trial.
a Total covered five catholic priests of the prosecution, among them an archbishop of Auch and bishop of Nevers.