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Pope accepts two more bishops’ resignations in Chile

Pope accepts two more bishops’ resignations in Chile

| Carol Glatz | July 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the wake of a papal investigation into abuse of power, negligence and the cover-up of sexual abuse in the church in Chile, Pope Francis has accepted the resignations of two more of the country’s bishops: Bishops Alejandro Goic Karmelic of Rancagua, 78, and Horacio del Carmen Valenzuela Abarca, 64, of Talca.

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Pope met with brother of Chilean priest found guilty of abuse

Pope met with brother of Chilean priest found guilty of abuse

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The brother of Chilean Father Fernando Karadima called on his brother to ask forgiveness for the hurt inflicted on those he sexually abused.

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Pope to meet with second group of abuse survivors from Chile

Pope to meet with second group of abuse survivors from Chile

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will meet with five priests who suffered abuse by Chilean Father Fernando Karadima or his followers, the Vatican said.

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Abuse survivor says pope told him God loves him the way he is

Abuse survivor says pope told him God loves him the way he is

An abuse survivor, who had been disparaged for being a homosexual, said that Pope Francis told him that God made him that way and loved him for who he was.

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All of Chile’s bishops offer resignations after meeting pope on abuse

All of Chile’s bishops offer resignations after meeting pope on abuse

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Every bishop in Chile offered his resignation to Pope Francis after a three-day meeting at the Vatican to discuss the clerical sexual abuse scandal.

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Clergy abuse survivors grateful after private meetings with pope

Clergy abuse survivors grateful after private meetings with pope

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

After private meetings with Pope Francis, three survivors of clergy sexual abuse from Chile said they felt they had been heard and were hopeful for changes in the way the Catholic Church handles accusations of abuse.

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Chilean abuse victims welcome pope’s letter, call for zero tolerance

Chilean abuse victims welcome pope’s letter, call for zero tolerance

| Jane Chambers | April 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Victims of clergy sexual abuse welcomed Pope Francis’ letter in which he apologized for underestimating the seriousness of the crisis in Chile.

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Pope apologizes for ‘serious mistakes’ in judging Chilean abuse cases

Pope apologizes for ‘serious mistakes’ in judging Chilean abuse cases

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a letter to the bishops of Chile, Pope Francis apologized for underestimating the seriousness of the sexual abuse crisis in the country following a recent investigation into allegations concerning Bishop Juan Barros of Osorno.

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Letter in case of Chilean bishop raises new questions

Letter in case of Chilean bishop raises new questions

| February 9, 2018 | 5 Comments

Less than a week after the Vatican announced Pope Francis was sending a trusted investigator to Chile to listen to people with information about a bishop accused of covering up clerical sexual abuse, the Associated Press reported the pope was given a detailed letter from a survivor almost three years ago.

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Pope asks Vatican abuse expert to review new information on Chilean bishop

Pope asks Vatican abuse expert to review new information on Chilean bishop

| Carol Glatz | January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis asked a longtime expert in handling abuse allegations to gather new information in Chile concerning Bishop Juan Barros of Osorno.

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Pope apologizes to sex abuse victims, defends accused Chilean bishop

Pope apologizes to sex abuse victims, defends accused Chilean bishop

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis apologized to victims of clergy sex abuse, saying he unknowingly wounded them by the way he defended a Chilean bishop accused of covering up abuse by his mentor.

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Pope meets with clergy sex abuse victims in Chile

Pope meets with clergy sex abuse victims in Chile

| January 17, 2018 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis met in private Jan. 16 with survivors of sexual abuse by Chilean clergy, a Vatican spokesman said.

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