Barbarin trial: Prosecutor requests no conviction for French cardinal
09 January 2019, 19:58
French prosecutors announced on Wednesday that they will not seek to convict Cardinal Philippe Barbarin who is accused of failing to report a priest for sexual abuse, because “most of the facts are prescribed.”, reports Euronews.
“I will not require any conviction against anyone today because some of the facts are prescribed and for those that are not, the offences are not established,” deputy prosecutor Charlotte Trabut told the High Court in Lyon.
Barbarin and five other members of his diocese have been on trial since Monday.