French high court clears cardinal of abuse cover-up claims

France's highest court confirmed on April 14 that the former archbishop of Lyon, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, did not cover up the sexual abuse of minors by a predator priest.

Appeals court acquits French cardinal of sex abuse cover-up

A French appeals court on Jan. 30 acquitted a French cardinal of covering up the sexual abuse of minors in his flock, a decision culminating a drama that has produced angst for the Roman Catholic Church and reawakened a past of pain and shame for some victims seeking justice.

French priest recounts how he abused boy scouts over decades

A former priest detailed Jan. 14 how he systematically abused boys over two decades as a French scout chaplain, and said his superiors knew about his "abnormal" behavior as far back as the 1970s.

Trial delayed for French priest accused of abusing 75 boys

A former French priest accused of sexually abusing around 75 Boy Scouts went on trial Monday, but the proceedings were delayed for at least a day because of a strike by lawyers.