Keyword: child sex abuse

French court clears archbishop of covering up child abuse

A conviction and six-month suspended jail sentence handed last year to Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, 69, archbishop of Lyon, for failing to inform the authorities about evidence of child sex abuse by a priest under his authority was overturned on appeal on Thursday, although an association of victims said they would in turn appeal the ruling. 

French cardinal to go on trial over child abuse cover-up

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, the archbishop of Lyon, is to stand trial along with five others over claims they helped cover up abuse in local parish.

France vows zero impunity for its troops in African sex abuse case

President Hollande says if reports that its soldiers abused children in Central African Republic are true it would be a 'stain on France's honour'.

UN aid worker suspended for leaking report on child abuse by French troops

Anders Kompass said to have passed confidential document to French authorities after UN’s failure to stop abuse in Central African Republic.