Keyword: Lyon

French cardinal admits 'errors' in handling of child sex abuse cases

Cardinal Barbarin made admission after meeting to discuss claims church failed to report several child sexual abuse cases in Lyon area.

The victims who unmasked child sex abuse scandal in Catholic Church in France

By Daphné Gastaldi, Mathieu Martiniere et Mathieu Périsse
The priest involved in the scandal, Father Bernard Preynat, on far right in second row, at a church ceremony in Lyon in April 2015. © lyon.catholique.fr The priest involved in the scandal, Father Bernard Preynat, on far right in second row, at a church ceremony in Lyon in April 2015. © lyon.catholique.fr

In recent weeks a paedophilia scandal has engulfed the diocese of Lyon in eastern France. A Catholic priest is said to have abused dozens of boy scouts who were in his care, while the cardinal at the head of the diocese has been forced to deny covering up the affair. The scandal came to light largely thanks to the work of a group of victims who joined together and set up an association to break the silence surrounding the abuse. In the space of just three months this group has brought to light not just the scandal in Lyon, but has also unearthed other potential affairs. Daphné Gastaldi, Mathieu Martinière and Mathieu Périsse report.

French minister calls for tougher security after crowd trouble at football match

Incident at Marseille-Lyon match, in which fans threw bottles onto pitch, comes less than a year before France hosts Euro 2016 finals.

French attack 'raises doubts' about Hollande

The socialist president will have to explain why his security services failed to prevent another terror attack in France, argues Politico.

French terror suspect 'took selfie with beheaded victim'

Reports claim that the photograph was then sent to unspecified person now in Syria, where the radical Islamic State group controls territory.

French decapitation attack suspect was on 'radicalisation list'

However, Yassin Salhi, 35, a father of three, had not been actively monitored by security officers since 2008 say French authorities.

France's 'forgotten social class'

The FT reports from a neighbourhood in France's second city where poor immigrants and the poor indigenous white working class cohabit.

Eurostar debuts London to Marseille high-speed rail service

Passengers on the service from St Pancras International will be able to reach the French Mediterranean port city in just over six hours.

French police arrest eight over alleged Syrian jihadist network

Officials say the seven men and a woman detained in the Paris and Lyon areas are not suspected of links to the Paris attacks of January 7th to 9th.

Six arrested in France for female jihadi recruitment

Two minors were among those arrested near Lyon on suspicion of recruiting young women to fight in Syria.

Frenchman jailed for calling and texting ex-girlfriend 21,807 times

Man started his ten months of harassment after the woman ended their relationship - he wanted her to thank him for doing up their flat.

Protestors greet Turkish PM on visit to Lyon

Pro-democracy and minority groups protested PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to meet with Turkish expats ahead of presidential poll.

French prosecutors seek to have Le Pen stripped of immunity

Officials want the European Parliament to strip National Front leader of MEP's immunity with a view to pursuing her over a remark about Muslims.

France, Italy battle to keep high-speed rail on track

The controversial plans for a 26-billion-euro high-speed rail link between the two countries face opposition from environmental activists.