- Mar 6, 2021
Inés San Martín gives a roundup of Church news from Latin America.
If you don’t know the story of what’s happened in Chile, it’s hard to appreciate just how massive, and painful, this crisis has been.
The Catholic Church’s standing in Chile right now is taking an historic beating.
Chilean Bishop Celestino Aos Braco says comments from Pope Francis last year about a “culture of cover-up” among the Chilean bishops led to impressions that all prelates in the country were equally guilty, an image he called “painful” and “unfair.”
Bishop Celestino Aos Bracco may have few of the benefits of the post as leader of the Archdiocese of Santiago in Chile, but he certainly has its headaches.
After less than a week, Chile’s national prosecutor has decided to cancel a cooperation agreement it had signed with the national bishops’ conference on handling clerical sexual abuse cases, following an uproar over the terms of the deal among abuse survivors.
Clerical sexual abuse survivors in Chile are blasting a new deal between the Church and the prosecutor’s office.