French cardinal tells court no pedophile cover-up

LYON, France ( ) – The Roman Catholic archbishop of Lyon, the highest-profile cleric to be caught up in the pedophile scandal inside the Catholic Church in France, told a court on Monday 上海品茶QQhe never tried to cover up sexual abuse and was not guilty of anything.

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, who stands trial alongside five others from his diocese, is accused of failing to report allegations of sexual abuse on Boy Scouts in the 1980s and early 1990s by Father Bernard Preynat.

Preynat has admitted sexual abuse, according to his lawyer, and is due to go on trial later this year.

“I never sought to conceal or cover up the facts,” Barbarin said on the first day of trial in Lyon.

“I am grateful justice intervened in this affair, but I didn’t think it was up to me to file a complaint, especially since the victim was told,上海品茶微信Hal, it was too late to act,” he said.

“I can’t see what I am guilty of.”

While most of the recent focus in the Church’s global abuse crisis has been on Australia and Chile, Barbarin’s trial puts the spotlight on Europe’s senior clergy again, just as Pope Francis prepares to host a meeting of senior bishops from around the world in Rome next month to discuss the protection of minors.

Barbarin, who moved to the Lyon diocese in 2002, visited the priest in his parish the same year but said he had not checked,专门哟啪的微信群Lake, Preynat’s file, where mail from parents denouncing the abuse was recorded, before doing so.

After being officially informed of Preynat’s actions in 2014, Barbarin said he convinced one of the alleged victims, Alexandre Hezez, to write a letter describing the facts, which he passed on to Churc,上海品茶论坛Hadrian,h hierarchy in Rome.

He removed the priest from his post in 2015, six months after being told to do so by the Vatican. “It was to avoid public scandal, just as Rome had suggested,” he told the court.

Lyon prosecutors had previously investigated Barbarin but dropped the probe in the summer of 2016 without a detailed explanation. However, an association of alleged victims called Parole Liberee (“Freed Word”) used a provision of French law to compel the cardinal to stand trial.

Pope Francis has come under fire over the Church’s handling of the spreading sexual abuse crisis.

He met Barbarin in early 2016, and later told the Catholic newspaper La Croix that it would make no sense for the cardinal to resign before any eventual trial.

Love Island fans convinced Belle’s dad Tamer Hassan will jet into the villa to sort Anton out

LOVE Island fans convinced Belle’s dad Tamer Hassan will jet into the villa to sort Anton Danyluk out after they sensationally split up tonight.

It comes after he kissed Anna on the lips saying she was the best kisser in the villa during a snog, marry and pie challenge.

Belle was dealt a double blow as earlier in the episode when he confessed to giving his number to a shopping assistant.

Fans flocked to Twitter with their memes after they were convinced that her Hollywood hardman dad would swoop in to the rescue.

One wrote: “Belle’s dad landing in the villa tonight.

A second wrote: “Currently waiting to see Belle’s dad swoop in and kidnap Anton like.”

Anton gonna wake up in a car boot when Belle’s dad catches him #loveisland

— YT: Beauty ByDee (@DYS_Beauty) July 14, 2019

It comes after The Sun Online exclusively revealed hardman Tamer Hassan joked Anton will need to call the emergency services after giving out his number behind daughter Belle’s back.

Last week viewers watched the cheeky Scot share his number with a Spanish shop assistant during a task – and Tamer is furious.

Speaking exclusively to The Sun Online, he joked: “If Anton gives his number out anymore, the only number he will need is 999 emergency services.”

It’s not just Tamer who Anton will need to watch out for, after Tommy Fury snitched on his pal to girlfriend Molly-Mae Hague.

The beauty swiftly shared the news with a shocked Anna Vakili, and it appears only a matter of time before it filters back to Belle.

Football Factory star Tamer, 51, is watch上海419论坛ing Love Island like a hawk to make sure nothing bad happens to his beloved daughter.

Just days ago he revealed he has a chopper on standby ,上海品茶会所Rebel,to land inside the Majorcan compound and take out Anton if he dares upset her.

The toughgeezer was so incensed when the bum-shaving Scot got excited at the prospect of new bombshell Francesca, he said he was prepare,上海品茶微信Daryl,d to “do a Rambo”.

The Sun Online revealed he started plotting his mission to Majorca after seeing 24-year-old Anton seemingly wavering over his relationship with Belle.

A source close to Tamer said: “He’s absolutely furious – all he could say was ‘I’m going to do a Rambo.’

“He’s said the chopper is on standby and he means it… it really is. He’s determined to enter the villa – and he’s vowing to take Belle’s dog Lacey with him too!”

Love Island recap – Catch up on all the action from episode 35 of 2019 series

The prospect of a tooled-up movie star commando-rolling through the long grass in the Love Island garden came one chilling step closer when new girl Francesca Allen walked in.

Anton was seen getting very excited and blasting breath-freshener into his mouth.

That less-than-stealthy move caught the attention of Michael Griffiths, who asked: “Why is Anton getting so gassed? Should Belle be worried?”

And it certainly didn’t escape Tamer’s attention either – insisting to pals that it’s Anton who should be worried.

Love Island’s Anton Danyluk is terrified as Belle Hassan FINALLY reveals her dad is movie hardman Tamer Hassan

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