- Apr 13, 2021
The Catholic Church’s standing in Chile right now is taking an historic beating.
A Chilean cardinal who has been at the center of the country’s clerical sexual abuse crisis acknowledged on Wednesday that he’s no longer a member of the council of nine cardinals.
The last month has brought four classic illustrations that in addition to being simple, Pope Francis can also be stubborn.
Pope Francis may be pondering his choices in Chile, but the local criminal justice system is charging full steam ahead.
Though the Vatican has had no comment, thee bishops in Chile have been subpoenaed to testify in Chile for their alleged roles in covering up abuse allegations.
Prosecutors questioned Roman Catholic bishop emeritus Juan Barros as part of an investigation into sex abuse allegations against a former Chilean military chaplain.
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.
The head of the Chilean Roman Catholic Church’s abuse prevention committee says he will not deliver a report on sex abuse committed by priests against minors to Chile’s attorney general.