Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard of France Confesses to Abuse - Catholic Bishops' Conference Issues Statement
Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard (pictured) of France confessed to abuse the bishops of France released a statement.
In his own apology Cardinal Ricard wrote, “Thirty-five years ago, when I was a parish priest, I behaved in a reprehensible way with a young girl aged 14. My behavior has inevitably led to grave and lasting consequences for this person.” He explained that he would leave his functions and had spoken to the victim about the abuse. He said, “I renew here my request for forgiveness and also ask her entire family for forgiveness.”