March 7, 2019 / 12:35 PM / 3 months ago

French cardinal convicted of covering up child sex abuse says he will resign

PARIS (Reuters) - France’s archbishop of Lyon said on Thursday he would submit his resignation to Pope Francis after he was found guilty of failing to report allegations of sex abuse committed by a priest in his diocese.

Cardinal Philippe Barabarin said the victims and their family were in his prayers.

Editing by Peter Graff

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