French diocese's offices searched in paedophile priest case

2016-03-30 20:01
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Lyon - French investigators searched the offices of the diocese of Lyon on Wednesday over the alleged cover-up of a paedophile priest, a source close to the probe said.

The diocese said in a statement that the Archbishop of Lyon, Philippe Barbarin, who is under fire over his handling of the affair, "has said repeatedly that he is prepared to co-operate openly with the investigation".

The investigation is running alongside a probe into Bernard Preynat, the priest who has admitted sexually abusing scouts that he was supervising in the Lyon area of central France more than 25 years ago.

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