Pope accepts resignation of French cardinal Barbarin amid sex abuse case
Pope Francis and Cardinal Philippe Barbarin (AFP)

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of French cardinal Philippe Barbarin who had been caught up in a sex abuse case, the archbishop of Reims said in a statement.


A French appeals court overturned in January an earlier ruling against Barbarin, in which he was convicted last year of failing to report sexual abuse charges.

(REUTERS)