Adrianus Johannes Simonis

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Adrianus Johannes Simonis (born 26 November 1931) is a Dutch Cardinal of the Catholic Church. He was Archbishop of Utrecht from 1983 to 2007, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1985. He was born in Lisse, Netherlands.

In 2010, Simonis was accused of protecting priests who were accused of molesting and sexually abusing minors.[1]

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  1. "Cardinal Ad Simonis accused of protecting abuser priest". 11 February 2011 – via www.bbc.com.