Cardinal Marc Ouellet denied an accusation against him from a Québec woman last month and filed a defamation suit against her.
Cardinal Marc Ouellet, the head of the Dicastery for Bishops, now faces another accusation regarding his seven years as Archbishop of Québec.
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Cardinal Marc Ouellet, the Canadian-born head of the Dicastery for Bishops, has denied a second accusation of sexual abuse of a young woman dating back to his 2003-2010 period as Archbishop of Québec.
The lay Catholic magazine Golias Hebdo in France said the accusation was made in a letter to the Québec archdiocese in 2020. As in the first case, the avowed victim was told the Vatican found no reason to pursue the case.
The cardinal, 78, denied last month a first accusation against him, also by a Quebec woman, and filed a defamation suit against her.
“I have nothing to hide,” Ouellet said in a statement after the second accusation, according to Radio Canada in French.
“I deny having committed any reprehensible behaviour with regard to this woman.”
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