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Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

SANTIAGO, Chile/January 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Pope Francis accused victims of Chile’s most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country. Francis said that until he sees proof that Bishop … Continue reading Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

AP Exclusive: Pope letter details concern over Chile bishop

SANTIAGO, Chile/January 11, 2018(AP)(STL.News) —The Vatican was so concerned about the fallout from Chile’s most notorious pedophile priest that it planned to ask three Chilean bishops accused of knowing about his decades-long crimes to resign and take a year’s sabbatical — a revelation that comes just days before Pope Francis makes his first visit to Chile … Continue reading AP Exclusive: Pope letter details concern over Chile bishop