When he was a parish priest in the 1980s, a senior French Catholic clergyman sexually abused a 14-year-old girl.
Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard, Bishop of Coutances, Montpellier, and Bordeaux from 2001 to 2019, confessed in a statement read aloud at the French Bishops' Conference in Lourdes on Monday.
"When I was a parish priest 35 years ago, I engaged in heinous behavior with a 14-year-old girl. My actions have to ha....
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