Posts Tagged ‘Chilean clergy abuse’

Chilean court rules archdiocese liable in covering up abuse

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

A Chilean court has ruled the Archdiocese of Santiago prevented a thorough investigation into sexual abuses committed by a former priest, Fernando Karadima. Survivors believe they have won a major victory in their quest for justice as the original lawsuit they brought before the court was dismissed five years ago. However, new evidence obtained from Read more

Pope writes to Catholics in Chile about clergy sex abuse

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Pope Francis has written a letter to Catholics in Chile about the church’s response to clergy sex abuse victims. Addressing the eight-page letter to the “People of God” in Chile, Francis thanked survivors for their “courageous perseverance” for speaking out. He said he is ashamed of the Church’s failure to listen to victims, and urged Read more

The failings of the Chilean Church

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

The Chilean bishops announced their collective resignation last Friday following a series of sex abuse cases that have shaken the church. But far from ending the crisis, the decision heralds the beginning of a long rebuilding process in which Pope Francis will have a free hand to choose their successors. After their week in Rome, Read more

Pope admitted “I was part of the problem”

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

The Pope admitted he “was part of the problem,” to one of the three Chilean clergy abuse survivors he invited to visit him at the Vatican. “I caused this, and I apologize to you,” he is reported to have said. The survivors have urged Pope Francis to transform his apology for having discredited them into Read more