Cardinal goes on trial over Lyon paedophile scandal
The highest-profile Catholic cleric to be embroiled in a paedophile scandal in France is going on trial charged with failing to report a priest who abused Scouts in the 1980s and 90s.
Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, the archbishop of Lyon, one of the most prominent Catholic figures in France, is accused with five others of helping to cover up abuse. Barbarin, 68, an archconservative, could face up to three years in prison if convicted. He denies the allegations. The scandal emerged in 2015 when a former Scout said a local priest had abused him 25 years earlier.