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Cardinal Simonis turns 80 and loses right to enter into conclave

Adrianus Simonis was Bishop of Rotterdam and Utrecht in the Netherlands and became a cardinal in 1985.In February of 2011 he testified in court in a case of sex abuse. It was based on a priest who was assigned to him in 1987 and had received psychological treatment for child abuse. In his new assignment, the priest again committed acts of child abuse.The cardinal assured that no one had informed him the priest was committing abuses again. JMB-AERRHC-PR