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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


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