- May 15, 2021
Upon the release of the Vatican’s long-awaited report on the rise to power of former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, abuse survivors from Chile wonder where’s the report on the rise to power and fall of several members of the local hierarchy, included two influential cardinals accused of cover-up.
After Pope Francis accepted the resignation of one of the two newly appointed auxiliary bishops of Santiago, Chile before his episcopal ordination, the second auxiliary’s ordination, in Rome, was tainted by the presence of two disgraced former archbishops of the Chilean capital.
Father Eugenio de la Fuente said on Twitter that the presence of the resigned bishops at Holy Week events “hurts, disappoints [and] wounds.”
An appeals court in Chile Wednesday awarded three clerical abuse victims roughly $150,000 each after finding the Church guilty of covering up.
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.
Survivors reportedly have won a $600,000 lawsuit in Chile accusing two cardinals of covering up for their abuser.
Among other take-aways, the case of Luis Fernando Figari and his Sodalitium Christianae Vitae illustrate the need for lay movements to get the same oversight as dioceses and religious orders.
This is the second installment of a three-part series exploring ties between Cardinal Francisco Errázuriz of Chile and Peruvian layman Luis Fernando Figari.