Pope defends keeping French cardinal convicted of cover-up in sex abuse scandal

Associated Press2019-04-01 00:35:00

Francis’ papacy has been thrown into turmoil by the eruption of the scandal on multiple continents and his own handling of cases at the Vatican. Currently, two of his cardinals — Barbarin and Australian Cardinal George Pell — have criminal abuse-related convictions hanging over them, though both are appealing.


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