- May 9, 2021
A Chilean court has denied that it’s reached a decision in favor of the survivors in a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Santiago.
Chilean Catholics are training clerics and parishioners in abuse prevention and counseling victims, but not just abuse in church settings.
Speaking to priests and religious in Chile on Tuesday, Pope Francis said they too have paid a “heavy price” for the country’s clerical sexual abuse scandals, often facing public derision and even doubting their vocation.
After a year of physical training and figuring out the logistics of making the trip with a wheelchair and a small film crew, Patrick Gray and Justin Skeesuck set set out to make the popular Christian pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago. The documentary, titled “I’ll Push You,” will screen one night only on Thursday (Nov. 2) in theaters across the country.
“Sometimes when the gunfights are going on, I have gone out with a megaphone and told them to stop. I say: ‘Respect life, stop! In the name of the children, the women and Jesus Christ, I ask you to stop shooting,’ and they do,” Father Gerardo Ouisse said describing a scene in his rough neighborhood.