Pope meeting Chilean bishops next week on sex abuse scandal

Source: Robin Gomes, Vatican News, (May 12, 2018)

Pope Francis is meeting the bishops Chile May 15 to 17, to closely examine the clerical sex abuse scandal that has tarnished the image of the Latin American Church in recent decades.

“The Holy See’s Press Office released a statement on Saturday saying Pope Francis is meeting the bishops of Chile, May 15-17, to examine in depth the causes and consequences, as well as the mechanisms that have led in some cases to the concealment and serious omissionsagainst the victims of sexual abuse in Chile.

The Holy Father will share his personal conclusions following a 2-member fact-finding missionto Chile headed by Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta, and the numerous written and oral testimonies that the Pope has been receiving in recent weeks.”

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Nicole Blazie