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Chile bishops due for Pope dressing-down over sexual abuse

Credit: The Age- Published on May 12, 2018
The Vatican made it clear that Pope Francis had summoned Chile's bishops to Rome for a papal dressing-down because of their role in covering up sexual abuse by priests and their "grave omissions" in caring for victims.
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Published on May 12, 2018 -  00:52
Pope Makes U-Turn On Stance Against Chile Bishops' Sexual Abuse Cover-Up
According to a report by Reuters, in a dramatic U-turn from statements made in January, Pope Francis announced that he wants Chile's bishops to take responsibility for "devastating wounds" inflicted on the Church's credibility for a cover-up of clergy sexual abuse. In a Vatican statement made on Saturday, the Pope said there was a need β€œto deeply examine the causes and consequences, as well as the mechanisms, that in some cases led to cover-ups and grave omissions regarding the victims”. The letter came after a Vatican investigation into Bishop Juan Barros, appointed by the pope in 2015 despite allegations that he had covered up sexual abuse of minors by his mentor, Father Fernando Karadima. While visiting Chile in January, the pope claimed there was no proof against Barros, believed he was innocent and that accusations against him were β€œslander” until proven otherwise.

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