Pope Francis accepts resignations of three Chilean bishops

Pope Francis accepts resignations of three Chilean bishopsBy Crispian Balmer and Aislinn Laing VATICAN CITY/SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Pope Francis has accepted the resignations of three Chilean bishops following sex abuse scandals, including Bishop Juan Barros of Osorno, the city at the center of the uproar, the Vatican said on Monday. In an unprecedented move, all of Chile’s 34 bishops offered to resign en masse last month after attending a meeting with the pope over allegations of a cover-up of sexual abuse in the country.


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Pope Accepts Resignation of Chilean Bishop Tied to Abuse Scandal

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Pope to meet 5 abused Chilean priests

Pope to meet 5 abused Chilean priestsPope Francis will on Saturday meet five Chilean priests who were sexually abused by another priest, Fernando Karadima, in an effort to heal their wounds and those of the church, the Vatican said. In a letter to Chileans issued last week, the pope had voiced his “shame” that the Catholic church had failed “to listen and react in time” to allegations of sexual abuse by Chilean clergy. Several members of the Chilean church hierarchy are accused by victims of ignoring and covering up child abuse by Karadima during the 1980s and 1990s.


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14 Chilean Priests Suspended by Catholic Church Over 'Improper Conduct'

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All Chilean bishops quit over child abuse scandal

All Chilean bishops quit over child abuse scandalThirty-four Chilean bishops announced their resignation Friday over a child sex abuse scandal within the Church in Chile that has come to haunt the reign of Pope Francis. “We, all the bishops present in Rome, have tendered our resignation to the Holy Father so that he may decide freely for each of us,” the bishops said in a statement after three days of intense meetings with Francis at the Vatican. “We want to ask forgiveness for the pain caused to the victims, to the Pope, to God’s people and to our country for the serious errors and omissions we have committed,” the statement continued.


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