Cardinal Philippe Barbarin pictured in January last year. Photo: AFP

French cardinal Philippe Barbarin cleared on appeal of covering up sex abuse

  • Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon was appealing against the conviction and six-month suspended sentence he received after an initial trial in March
  • The 69-year-old was accused of failing to inform authorities of repeated allegations against a priest suspected of abusing children in the 1980s
Topic |   France
Cardinal Philippe Barbarin pictured in January last year. Photo: AFP
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