French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin with Pope Francis at the Vatican on  November 11th, 2016. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

A high-ranking French Catholic cleric, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, was convicted on Thursday of failing to report allegations of sexual abuse in his d(...)

Archbishop of Lyon Cardinal Philippe Barbarin  in  court in Lyon, France where he is on trial charged with failing to report a priest who abused boy scouts in the 1980s and ’90s. Photograph: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images

“I never sought to hide, much less to cover up, these horrible facts,” said Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, Archbishop of Lyon and Primate of the Gauls, o(...)