The Criminal Court of Lyon will make its decision on March 7 in the lawsuit against Cardinal Barbarin and the five people around him summoned this week to justice, announces Vatican Radio. According to New York Times, C ardinal could be laundered in the biggest case of sexual abuse in France sued
Paris, Friday, January 11, 2019 ((rezonodwes.com)) – Thursday is held the fourth and final day of the trial of the Primate des Gaules and five other accused persons. A day devoted to the pleadings of the defense, reported Vatican News .
“ The pain is not the right ” declared in particular Jean-Felix Luciani, the Cardinal's lawyer, describing “ shocking ” the testimony of victims heard at the bar, but they did not justify the prosecution in his eyes.
“ Is Cardinal Barbarin prosecuted for himself or as an incarnation of an institution?” “also asked Bishop Barbarin's lawyer, regretting that through his client,” he must embody the curse of the Church in this case “. Mr. Luciani also pointed out that this trial was “u did procedure too “, after the dismissal of the case by the prosecution in 2016.
Once the date of the verdict announced and the the withdrawn court, Cardinal Barbarin also met for a few minutes with plaintiffs' lawyers, “ an astonishing image at the end of this trial ” commented a journalist present in the courtroom, reports Vatican News.