Vatican to investigate French cardinal who abused 14-year-old girl

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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The Vatican will open an investigation into French Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard, who earlier this week admitted to abusing a 14-year-old girl decades ago.

Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said on Friday a preliminary investigation would start once the most suitable person with the “necessary autonomy, impartiality and experience” was found to carry it out.

(Reporting by Philip Pullella; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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