French cardinal goes on trial accused of helping cover up abuse

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Philippe Barbarin could face up to three years in jail if convicted of failing to report priest who abused Scouts

The highest-profile Catholic cleric to be caught up in a paedophile scandal in France is going on trial charged with failing to report a priest who abused Scouts in the 1980s and 90s.

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, the archbishop of Lyon, is accused along with five others from his diocese of helping cover up abuse in one of the parishes in the area.

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