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Pope defrocks two Chilean bishops over sexual abuse allegations

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis has defrocked two Chilean bishops who have been caught up in the country’s widening sexual abuse crisis, the Vatican said on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis speaks during the Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter’s square at the Vatican, October 10, 2018. REUTERS/Tony Gentile The Vatican named the two men as Francisco José Cox ...

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Chilean prosecutors say Church abuse investigations triple

(Reuters) – The number of cases of abuse in Chile’s Roman Catholic Church under investigation by prosecutors has more than tripled to 119 in the past month, the national prosecuting authority said on Friday. Among the 167 people under investigation are seven bishops and 96 priests, accused of unspecified abuses of 178 alleged victims, including 79 minors, the authority said. ...

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Nine planes grounded by bomb threats in South America: Chilean authorities

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Nine planes were forced to make emergency changes to their routes within Chilean, Argentine and Peruvian airspace on Thursday because of bomb threats issued to Chile’s civil aviation authority, its director general told journalists. Police patrol with dogs near the LATAM airlines gates in Jorge Chavez airport in Callao, Peru, August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo At least ...

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Eight Chilean military officers sentenced for singer Victor Jara’s murder

(Reuters) – Eight retired Chilean military officers were sentenced to 15 years in prison on Tuesday for the murder of popular folk singer Victor Jara during the 1973 coup that installed late dictator Augusto Pinochet in power. FILE PHOTO: A couple pays homage to late Chilean musician Victor Jara during the “Velaton” (candle-lit vigil) outside the National Stadium in Santiago, ...

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Chilean Catholic church suspends 14 priests over ‘improper conduct’

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Catholic church authorities in the Chilean city of Rancagua on Tuesday suspended 14 priests while they are investigated for “improper conduct”, a development that could deepen the crisis the church is facing over sexual abuse charges. The suspensions were announced after a meeting of 68 priests of the diocese of Rancagua, which is located to the south ...

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Chilean bishops offer mass resignation over sex abuse scandal

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – In an unprecedented move, all Chile’s bishops offered to resign en masse on Friday after attending a crisis meeting this week with Pope Francis about the cover-up of sexual abuse in the south American nation. Pope Francis poses with Chilean bishops after a meeting at the Vatican, May 17, 2018. Vatican Media/Handout via REUTERS It is ...

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Chilean bishops offer mass resignation to Pope over abuse scandal

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – All 34 Chilean bishops who attended a crisis meeting this week with Pope Francis about the cover-up of sexual abuse in their country have offered to resign, the bishops said in a statement released on Friday. Pope Francis poses with Chilean bishops after a meeting at the Vatican, May 17, 2018. Vatican Media/Handout via REUTERS It ...

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