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Indian Cardinal Denies Cover-Up to Shield Bishop Charged With Fathering a Child

Daniel IbanezCardinal Oswald Gracias of Bombay speaks at a Vatican press conference on Oct. 22, 2015.

In a video statement posted online, Cardinal Oswald Gracias said a 2020 recording of a telephone conversation had been ‘mischievously edited’ to give the wrong impression. The cardinal has ‘categorically, emphatically and totally’ denied any wrongdoing. The Vatican is investigating the bishop in question.