• Statement from Chilean abuse victims

    • Mar 20, 2015

    Crux received the following statement from three men abused by Chilean priest Fernando Karadima. Our Statement Regarding the Appointment of Bishop Barros and the Responsibility of Pope Francis Since his election we have put all our hope in Pope Francis. We have been encouraged by his words about sexual abuse

  • Chile’s bishops back prelate linked to notorious abuser priest

    • Mar 19, 2015

    ROME — Despite protests that appointment of a new bishop in Chile allegedly linked to the country’s most notorious abuser priest undercuts a “zero tolerance” stance, the country’s bishops’ conference issued a statement on Wednesday pledging support for the controversial prelate. “Given the various manifestations” that have surrounded the appointment

  • A Chilean diocese is in an uproar over a bishop who defended an abuser

    • Mar 12, 2015

    ROME — A decision by Pope Francis to assign a bishop in Chile linked to one of the country’s most notorious clerical sex abusers as the new leader of a local diocese has locals gathering signatures to try to block the appointment. Bishop Juan de la Cruz Barros Madrid, previously