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Image caption By the Grace of God premiered in Berlin earlier this month. A film telling the story of children allegedly abused at the hands of a Catholic priest has been cleared for release in France on Wednesday. The lawyers of Bernard Preynat, 73, said the film, called By the Grace of God, could prejudice his trial. But drector Francois Ozon said the allegations had already been reported in French press and he hoped the film would provoke debate. Its release comes in the midst of a sex abuse scandal in the Catholic church. The film details the experiences of three alleged victims including Francois Devaux who, in 2015, alleged that Father Preynat had abused him when he was a boy scout 25 years earlier. Full story

18 February