All of Chile’s Roman Catholic Bishops Offer Resignation over Sex Abuse Scandal

HeadlineMay 21, 2018
H7 chile bishops offer resignation over abuse

All of Chile’s 34 Roman Catholic bishops have submitted letters of resignation to Pope Francis, offering to resign en masse after Francis accused the Chilean church of failing to protect children from sexual abuse by priests and destroying evidence of the sexual crimes. Pope Francis himself has faced criticism in Chile for ordaining a bishop who was accused of blocking a sexual abuse investigation into Reverend Fernando Karadima, whom the Vatican has found guilty of sexually abusing young boys.

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