Tag: Chile

Vatican investigates abuse allegation against Chilean president’s uncle

Vatican investigates abuse allegation against Chilean president’s uncle

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

The apostolic nunciature in Chile announced that the Vatican has opened an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse against retired Archbishop Bernardino Pinera Carvallo of La Serena, who is the uncle of Chilean President Sebastian Pinera.

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Pope applauds launch of abuse investigation center in Chile

Pope applauds launch of abuse investigation center in Chile

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

A specialized center at Chile’s premier Catholic university can help the Catholic Church protect minors and vulnerable persons from the scourge of clerical sexual abuse, which has plagued the Catholic Church in the country and around the world, Pope Francis said.

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Abuse report’s claim of cover-up, mishandling of cases called ‘misleading’

Abuse report’s claim of cover-up, mishandling of cases called ‘misleading’

| Julie Asher | January 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

The conclusion reached by a Pennsylvania grand jury that six of the state’s Catholic dioceses acted “in virtual lockstep” to cover up abuse allegations and dismiss alleged victims over a 70-year period starting in 1947 is “inaccurate,” “unfair” and “misleading,” said a veteran journalist in an in-depth article for Commonweal magazine.

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Pope meets with Chilean bishops, discusses abuse crisis

Pope meets with Chilean bishops, discusses abuse crisis

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis spent nearly three hours with bishops from Chile discussing the sexual abuse crisis that has rocked the church in the country, a Chilean bishop said.

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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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