- Jan 20, 2021
A former powerful Chilean archbishop removed from the priesthood by Pope in 2018 died Wednesday, without ever facing trial for allegation of sexually abusing minors.
A Catholic movement says former Chilean bishop Francisco Cox has returned to the country to face accusations of sex abuse after spending 17 years in Germany.
The Schönstatt movement confirmed Monday that Francisco José Cox Huneeus, a former bishop who was dismissed from the clerical state last month, will return to Chile to face the civil justice system for his abuse of minors.
On Saturday, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has expelled Francisco Archbishop Francisco Cox and Marco Antonio Ordenes Fernandez from the priesthood over findings that both men were guilty of the sexual abuse of minors.
As it turns out, Chile now has its own case like ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, but it’s not eliciting the same response.
The story of Bishop Francisco Cox is the latest in the ongoing Chilean abuse crisis.