French cardinal says he abused 14-year-old girl 35 years ago


              Monsignor Jean-Pierre Ricard, Archbishop of FILE - Monsignor Jean-Pierre Ricard, Archbishop of Bordeaux, France, celebrates a Mass in St.Louis of French church in Rome, Wednesday, March 22, 2006. Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard said on Monday Nov.7, 2022 that he had abused a 14-year-old girl thirty-five years ago and is withdrawing from his functions. The move comes after a report issued last year revealed a large number of child sex abuse cases within the country's Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Plinio Lepri, File)
            
              FILE - Archbishop of Bordeaux, France, Cardinal Jean-Pierre Bernard Ricard blesses his titular church - Sant' Agostino - during a ceremony to officially take possession of his church, in Rome, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006. Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard said on Monday Nov.7, 2022 that he had abused a 14-year-old girl thirty-five years ago and is withdrawing from his functions. The move comes after a report issued last year revealed a large number of child sex abuse cases within the country's Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
French cardinal says he abused 14-year-old girl 35 years ago