French cardinal Barbarin found guilty of covering up sexual abuse

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Philippe Barbarin was handed six-month suspended sentence after the surprise verdict, and says he will resign from his position.

French PM demands cardinal 'take responsibility' in paedophile case

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Cardinal Philippe Barbarin is accused of covering up actions of Lyon priest suspected of sexually abusing boy Scouts between 1986 and 1991.

French judge probes Catholic Church cover-up of child abuse

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Victims claim church figures in Lyon failed to report a priest, who is accused of sexually abusing minors between 1986 and 1991, to police.

Four die in Niger amid violent anti-Charlie Hebdo protests in Muslim countries

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In former French colony Niger, a protest turned violent as demonstrators set fire to churches while a press photographer was shot in Pakistan.