News Chile » Religion: Vatican investigator meeting with Chile abuse victim in NYC
Scicluna is investigating accusations against Bishop Juan Barros, a protege of Chile’s most notorious predator priest, the Rev. Fernando Karadima. Cruz and two others have said Barros witnessed the abuse Karadima inflicted on them and ignored it.
News Chile » Religion: Chile sex abuse victim’s credibility praised, challenged
After his defense of Barros sparked an outcry during his recent trip to Chile, Francis did an about-face and asked Maltese Archbishop Charles Scicluna, a former Vatican sex crimes investigator, to gather testimony about Barros and then report back.
News Chile » Religion: Chile Faux Pas the Latest of Pope Francis’ Interview Missteps
The Chile interview clearly was a mistake ... controversially saying that a jihadist killing a priest at the altar had as much to do with religion as a Catholic man killing his girlfriend. When that reaction was widely found to have missed the mark ...
News Chile » Religion: Pope Francis’ reputation on sex abuse ‘has gone from bad to worse’
During a trip to Chile in January, Francis also upset survivors by describing ... (Christopher Lamb is The Tablet’s Rome correspondent and a contributor to Religion News Service.)
News Chile » Religion: Francis' visit to Chilean prison shines light on Sr. Nelly Leon
Inside the chapel of the San Joaquín central women's penitentiary in Santiago, Chile, the handful of female inmates who ... independent of their religions. But the message of the pope is transcendental: He came to show Jesus' mercy, to accompany.
News Chile » Religion: Nebraska LEAD visits South America
Twenty-seven Nebraska LEAD Group 36 recently returned from an international study and travel seminar in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay ... economics, energy, religion, culture and history, as well as technology, trade, food, art and philosophy.”
News Chile » Religion: Pope's briefing system under scrutiny after Chile gaffe
But with Chile’s priest sex abuse scandal, Francis was forced to admit he had not only made a mistake, but maybe he was the one in the dark. The Vatican announced Tuesday that Francis was sending the Vatican’s top sex crimes investigator to Chile to ...
News Chile » Religion: Despite denials, Pope received evidence against cleric accused of cover-up, sources say
"The status quo is not working," the Rev. Thomas Reese, a Jesuit priest and expert on the Vatican, wrote in a recent column for Religion News Service ... In a trip to Chile last month, Pope Francis angered some survivors' groups and Chilean Catholics ...
News Chile » Religion: 2015 letter belies Pope Francis' claim of ignorance in sexual abuse allegations
Four members of the commission met with Francis' top abuse adviser, Cardinal Sean O'Malley, explained their objections to Francis' recent appointment of Barros as a bishop in southern Chile, and gave him the letter to deliver to Francis. "When we gave him ...