France: Next Novus Ordo Bishop in Troubles

Former Strasbourg Archbishop Jean-Pierre Grallet (2007-2017) has admitted to "inappropriate gestures" towards a young adult woman when he was a Franciscan in the late 1980s.

He added that he had contacted the person concerned and asked for her forgiveness when he learned of the woman's statement, which was addressed to the current Archbishop of Strasbourg in December 2021.

Ravel has referred the case to the police. But that is just for show, as the statute of limitations has long since expired.

Grallet disclosed that he is among 11 bishops emeritus who have been accused of reports of sexual misconduct, but their names have not all been made public yet.

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