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Vatican rules: Cardinal Ladaria will not testify in French court

October 19, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: The Vatican has informed French authorities that Cardinal Luis Ladaria Ferrer, the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, will not testify in a French court at the trial of Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon. The French cardinal is charged with failing to take action against a priest who was found guilty of abuse; court documents show that Cardinal Ladaria wrote to Cardinal Barbarin, recommending that he take action “while avoiding public scandal.”

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