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Pope Francis Refuses to Accept Resignation of Convicted French Cardinal

Pope Francis refused to accept the resignation Tuesday of French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, who was convicted of failing to report sexual abuse allegations to police. Barbarin said Tuesday he submitted his resignation at the Vatican on Monday but the pope "spoke of the presumption of innocence and did not accept" it. Francis instead asked Barbarin, the most senior French cleric involved in the Catholic Church's worldwide pedophilia scandal, to do what Barbarin believes...

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