The Latest: Convicted French cardinal will appeal

The Latest: Convicted French cardinal will appeal

LYON, France (AP) — The Latest on a church sex abuse trial in France (all times local):

10:50 a.m.
The lawyer for a top Catholic official who has been found guilty of failing to report to judicial authorities accusations against a pedophile priest says his client will appeal the verdict.

Jean-Felix Luciani, lawyer for Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, said “this is a decision that is not fair at the juridical level.”

Speaking of his “disappointment” at the six-month suspended prison sentence, he said, “We hope that at the next step, justice will be done,” suggesting he was hoping for an acquittal in the appeal.

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