Cardinal’s innocence proven by paternity test
October 04, 2012
A DNA test has proven that Cardinal Franc Rode, the former prefect of the Congregation for Religious, cannot be the father of a German man who claimed to be the prelate’s son. The Slovenian cardinal volunteered to undertake the paternity test after the 42-year-old German man, who has not been publicly identified, said that the cardinal had conducted an affair with his mother years ago. The cardinal denied the affair and said that a paternity test would clear his reputation
- Slovenia: Cardinal Rode’s paternity test proves negative (Vatican Insider)
- Slovenian cardinal denied paternity, agrees to test (CWN, 9/7)
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