- Jul 7, 2020
An appeals court in Chile Wednesday awarded three clerical abuse victims roughly $150,000 each after finding the Church guilty of covering up.
Victims of sexual abuse by Chile’s most infamous pedophile priest filed criminal complaint on Thursday against a former bishop who is an adviser to Pope Francis.
Pope Francis may be pondering his choices in Chile, but the local criminal justice system is charging full steam ahead.
Although Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati of Santiago, Chile, has tried to distance himself from sexual abuse scandals, he faces mounting pressure both from internal Church criticism and outside civil investigations.
Pope Francis on Thursday accepted the resignations of two more Chilean bishops implicated in that country’s massive clerical sexual abuse scandals.
As part of their special mission to help bring healing to the troubled Chilean diocese of Osorno, Archbishop Charles Scicluna and Monsignor Jordi Bertomeu are holding several pastoral meetings this week which they say are aimed at listening.