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Chilean court says no verdict in survivors’ lawsuit against archdiocese

Chilean court says no verdict in survivors’ lawsuit against archdiocese

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

Survivors of abuse in Chile believed they had won a major victory when they heard a Chilean court recognized that the Archdiocese of Santiago prevented a thorough investigation into sexual abuses committed by a former priest, Fernando Karadima.

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The Church isn’t above the law, Chilean bishop says

The Church isn’t above the law, Chilean bishop says

| September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

As revelations of the sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable adults by clergy continue in Chile, an archbishop said that the church can no longer ignore the suffering of victims.

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Pope expels Chilean priest found guilty of sex abuse

Pope expels Chilean priest found guilty of sex abuse

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

A priest who was once hailed as a champion of human rights in Chile was expelled from the priesthood by Pope Francis after being found guilty of sexual abuse.

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Pope thanks Chilean bishops for steps taken to address abuse scandal

Pope thanks Chilean bishops for steps taken to address abuse scandal

| Cindy Wooden | August 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

After the bishops of Chile issued a formal apology for failing to listen to clerical abuse victims and drew up national guidelines for responding to abuse allegations, Pope Francis sent them a handwritten letter of thanks.

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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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