Ex-Vatican envoy to France gets eight-month suspended sentence for sexual harassment

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PARIS (Reuters) – A French court has found former Vatican ambassador to France Luigi Ventura guilty of sexual harassment against five men in 2018 and 2019 and given him an eight-month suspended sentence, AFP reported on its Twitter feed on Wednesday. 

Prosecutors had opened an investigation after a junior official at Paris City Hall accused the papal nuncio, then 74, of molestation in January 2019, and city authorities filed a complaint. Other men later came forward with similar allegations.

(Reporting by Geert De Clercq; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

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