Sex abuse scandals in the Catholic Church have made headlines around the world, including in France. After being handed a six-month suspended sentence for failing to report child sex abuse by a Lyon priest, the city’s archbishop, Cardinal Barbarin, was acquitted on appeal in January. He finally resigned in March and the race to succeed him is on. A few days ago, a woman applied symbolically for the position: the theologian Anne Soupa. “The more women access higher office, the fewer abuses within the Church (there will be),” she told FRANCE 24.
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