The former archbishop of Strasbourg recognizes “inappropriate gestures” towards a woman, criminal investigation in progress
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November 17, 2022
Bishop Jean-Pierre Grallet, 81 years old and now retired, is under investigation for these facts against a “young adult woman” in 1985.
A week after the revelations, in Lourdes, of the abuse of a 14-year-old girl recognized by Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard when he was a priest, another French bishop admits having had “ inappropriate gestures towards a young adult woman “. This is Mgr Jean-Pierre Grallet, 81, former archbishop of Strasbourg, now retired.
The Franciscan religious attests, in a press release, to these actions that he “ deeply regret and which are linked to a complaint filed by the victim before the civil justice system. “ During the summer of 2022, writes Bishop Grallet, I learned of this woman’s testimony and I immediately wrote to her to tell her that I had failed and to ask her forgiveness. »
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