- Jan 28, 2020
Clerical sexual abuse survivors in Chile are blasting a new deal between the Church and the prosecutor’s office.
Bishop Gonzalo Duarte of Chile was interrogated for over seven hours by civil prosecutors on Wednesday, and even though the content of the questioning remains under seal, he spoke to media afterwards to defend his actions and deny having covered up abuse.
A top Chilean cardinal who’s been summoned by civil prosecutors to testify over allegations that he covered up clerical sexual abuse has told the priests of his archdiocese that the “crimes” of the Church have contributed to a “climate of tension” being lived in the country.
A former Chilean Catholic priest is denying charges of sexual abuse despite a ruling from the Vatican — he says that it was his bishop, not him, who was the one with the problem.
ROME – “We need for the Church to understand that those of us who come forth are not the enemy. We want to help the Church clean itself, so there are no other Mauricios drugged and raped in the seminary, so there are no other Sebastians forced to massage a