French diocese faces two paedophile priest scandals

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A second scandal involving allegations of child sexual abuse by a priest has hit the diocese of Orléáns, south of Paris, and could have ramifications in other regions of France too. On April 13th, 2018, prosecutor Nicolas Bessonne revealed that 58-year-old priest Olivier de Scitivaux de Greische had been placed under formal investigation over allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Olivier de Scitivaux was rector of the basilica at Cléry-Saint-André, 100 hundred miles south of Paris, from 2013 until the end of March this year when he was removed from his post by the Bishop of Orléans Jacques Blaquart.