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Chile police raid Catholic Church offices amid sex abuse scandal

Police and prosecutors in Chile have raided offices and seized documents of the Roman Catholic Church amid a child sexual abuse and cover-up scandal.

Sex abuse: Pope accepts resignation of 3 Chilean bishops

Pope Francis has accepted the resignations of three Chilean bishops following sex abuse scandals, including Bishop Juan Barros of Osorno, the city at the centre of the uproar, the Vatican said on Monday.

Pope Francis to meet sexually abused Chilean priests

Pope Francis will on Saturday meet five Chilean priests who were sexually abused by another priest, Fernando Karadima, in an effort to heal their wounds and those of the church, the Vatican said.

Pope receives victims of Chilean paedophile priest

Three victims of a Chilean paedophile priest have held private meetings with Pope Francis, as the Vatican tries to quell a sex abuse scandal that has rocked the Roman Catholic Church in Chile.

Pope commences Vatican meeting with victims of clerical abuse in Chile

Pope Francis has begun his individual meetings with three victims of clerical sexual abuse from Chile, the Vatican said.

Vatican sex scandal expert concludes investigations in Chile

A Vatican expert on sex abuse scandals involving clergy has concluded his investigations in Chile and will report to Pope Francis soon, the country’s Bishops’ Conference said on Wednesday.

Pope Francis arrives Peru for four-day visit

Pope Francis arrived Thursday in Peru on the final leg of his South American trip, where he will meet indigenous people and hear firsthand how the country’s gold rush is destroying large areas of their Amazon homeland.

Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

Pope Francis accused victims of Chile’s most notorious paedophile of slander, on Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country.

Pope denounces violence in visit to restive region of Chile

Pope Francis denounced the use of violence in the struggle for indigenous rights Wednesday, celebrating mass in a restive region of Chile hours after assailants firebombed churches and other targets.

World one step away from nuclear war – Pope Francis

The world is on the “brink” of nuclear war, Pope Francis warned on Monday, as he set off on a trip to Chile and Peru that threatens to become overshadowed by sexual abuse scandals.

Pope Francis due to arrive in Chile for 6th visit

Pope Francis is due to arrive in Santiago de Chile, late Monday, for his sixth visit to Latin America, which threatens to become overshadowed by sexual abuse scandals.

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