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Cardinal Lacroix again denies allegations of sexual assault

February 01, 2024

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CWN Editor's Note: Cardinal GĂ©rald Lacroix of Quebec, the Primate of Canada and a member of the Pope’s nine-member Council of Cardinals, has again denied allegations, made in a lawsuit, that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in 1987 and 1988.

“Never, to my knowledge, have I acted inappropriately towards anyone, whether minors or adults,” he said. “My soul and my conscience are at peace in the face of these accusations which I refute,”

Cardinal Lacroix added that he has been “very affected by the damage caused by these unfounded allegations.”

Born in 1957, the prelate professed perpetual vows in the Secular Institute of Pius X in 1982. He was ordained to the diaconate and to the priesthood in 1988.

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