The movie is based on a real scandal still rocking the French Catholic church. The archbishop of Lyon, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, is currently on trial on charges of failing to act against the accusations, which he denies. Preynat has confessed to molesting boy scouts, and is also due to go on trial later this year. Its release here comes at a crucial moment for the Vatican, where senior bishops are meeting for a four-day summit on sexual abuse in the church.
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Jean-Luc Brunel, regarded as a close friend and ally of the disgraced U. He has in the past unequivocally denied the accusations. The model scout, an influential figure in the industry, has always been a low-profile figure and like some other former Epstein allies vanished after the financier was charged in early July. Jailed ahead of a trial, Epstein was found hanged in his cell on Aug.
Eight other sex scandals that rocked French politics
Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, the archbishop of Lyon, was given a six-month suspended prison sentence on Thursday for failing to report to the authorities accusations made against the priest. We have been heard by the court. This is the end of a long path. There was no immediate response to the verdict from the Vatican.
Preynat has been handed preliminary charges of sexual assault on minors and prosecutors are determining whether he will be brought to trial. Preynat has confessed to abusing Boy Scouts and his victims say church hierarchy covered up for him for years, allowing him to work with children right up until his retirement. To depict a man as guilty for two hours, while he has not been convicted, infringes the presumption of innocence.