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Bernard Preynat (2nd-L), a former priest who been convicted and sentenced for sexual assault, leaves the Lyon courthouse, Jan. 17, 2020.

Former French priest convicted of sexual abuse of minors

Bernard Preynat, a former priest of the Archdiocese of Lyon, was convicted and sentenced by a civil court Monday for... Read more

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin meets with Pope Francis March 18, 2019.

Pope accepts resignation of Cardinal Barbarin as Archbishop of Lyon

The Vatican announced Friday that Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Philippe Barbarin as archbishop of Lyon after... Read more

Bernard Preynat, a former priest accused of sexual assault, leaves the Lyon courthouse, Jan. 13, 2020.

Former priest on trial in France for sexual abuse of minors

Bernard Preynat, a former priest of the Archdiocese of Lyon, is on trial before a civil court in France. He... Read more

Cardinal Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer, then-secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, speaks at the Holy See press office, Sept. 8, 2015.

Vatican cites immunity in refusal to send French court summons to CDF prefect

The Vatican has invoked diplomatic immunity in refusing to deliver a French court summons to the prefect of the Congregation... Read more