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Chile authorities raid sites linked to church sex abuse

SANTIAGO, Chile – Police on Wednesday, June 13, seized church files in raids in Santiago and Rancagua, as the Catholic Church scrambled to try to put a better face on a sex abuse scandal that has rocked Chile. The surprise operations came as Maltese archbishop Charles Scicluna and fellow papal ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJun 14th, 2018

14 priests linked to Chile sex abuse stripped of duties

SANTIAGO: Fourteen priests involved in a sex abuse scandal in Chile — which has rocked Pope Francis’s papacy — were defrocked on Tuesday. “Fourteen priests no longer are allowed to carry out their duties… These priests have taken part in actions that may be civilian crimes as well as within the church,” the bishop’s office… link: 14 priests linked to Chile sex abuse stripped of duties.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

14 priests linked to Chile sex abuse stripped of duties

SANTIAGO: Fourteen priests involved in a sex abuse scandal in Chile — which has rocked Pope Francis’s papacy — were defrocked on Tuesday. “Fourteen priests no longer are allowed to carry out their duties… These priests have taken part in actions that may be civilian crimes as well as within the church,” the bishop’s office [...] The post 14 priests linked to Chile sex abuse stripped of duties appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Pope s envoys in Chile to ask forgiveness over sex abuse

SANTIAGO, Chile – The Vatican's top abuse investigator arrived in Chile on Tuesday, June 12, a day after Pope Francis accepted the resignation of 3 bishops from the scandal-wracked Chilean Church. Maltese archbishop Charles Scicluna and fellow papal envoy Jordi Bertomeu will take witness statements from victims of sexual abuse within the Church ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Pope begins purge in Chilean church over sex abuse scandal

Pope Francis accepted the resignations yesterday of the bishop at the center of Chile's clerical sex abuse scandal and two other priests, launching a purge of the Catholic Church in a country where it had been damaged by an avalanche of abuse and cover-up accusations......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

14 priests linked to Chile sex abuse stripped of duties

SANTIAGO, Chile – Fourteen priests involved in a sex abuse scandal in Chile – which has rocked Pope Francis's papacy – were defrocked on Tuesday, May 22. "Fourteen priests no longer are allowed to carry out their duties... These priests have taken part in actions that may be civilian crimes ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

LGBT community cheers pope’s ‘God made you like this’ remark

VATICAN CITY --- Pope Francis' reported comments to a gay man that "God made you like this" have been embraced by the LGBT community as another sign of Francis' desire to make gays feel welcomed and loved in the Catholic Church. Juan Carlos Cruz said Monday he spoke to Francis about his homosexuality during their meetings at the Vatican. Cruz was the main whistleblower in Chile's clerical sex abuse and cover-up scandal, and met last month with Francis to discuss it. Cruz, a victim of a predator priest, said he had been discredited by Chile's bishops for being gay and told Francis of the pain their slander caused. "He said 'Look Juan Carlos, the pope loves you this way, God made you...Keep on reading: LGBT community cheers pope’s ‘God made you like this’ remark.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

All Chilean bishops quit over child abuse scandal – spokesman

VATICAN CITY, Holy See – Thirty-four Chilean bishops announced their resignation Friday, May 18, over a child sex abuse scandal within the Catholic Church in Chile after 3 days of intense meetings with Pope Francis at the Vatican. "We, all the bishops present in Rome, have tendered our resignation to the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Pope vows change in Chile church after pedophile scandal

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Thursday, May 17, promised "changes" to the Chilean church to "restore justice" following a child abuse scandal that has come to haunt his papacy. However in a short letter addressed to 34 Chilean bishops , whom the Argentinian pontiff met in groups from Tuesday, May ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Vatican: Pope Chile letter a 'spiritual state of emergency'

The Vatican says Pope Francis' apology to Chilean sex abuse victims and request that the country's bishops come to Rome to figure out reforms amounts to a "spiritual state of emergency" declaration for the Chilean church......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Pope Francis admits ‘grave mistakes’ in Chile sex abuse scandal

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis admitted Wednesday he had made “grave mistakes” in his handling of a sexual abuse scandal in Chile as he looks to quell the latest controversy to rock the Roman Catholic Church. In a letter to 32 Chilean bishops released by the Vatican, Francis said he intended to summon them to Rome [...] The post Pope Francis admits ‘grave mistakes’ in Chile sex abuse scandal appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

Pope Francis accused victims of Chile's most notorious pedophile of slander 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......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

    SANTIAGO, Chile --- Pope Francis accused victims of Chile's most notorious pedophile of slander 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.   Francis said that until he sees proof that Bishop Juan Barros was complicit in covering up the sex crimes of the Rev. Fernando Karadima, such accusations against Barros are "all calumny."   The pope's remarks drew shock from Chileans and immediate rebuke from victims and their advocates. They noted the accusers were deemed credible enough by the Vatican that it sentenced Karadima to a lifet...Keep on reading: Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

Pope in Chile expresses pain and shame over abuse scandal

SANTIAGO, Chile – Pope Francis on Tuesday, January 16, expressed his "pain" and "shame" over child sexual abuse scandals that have rocked the church in Chile, as he made his first speech during a visit to the South American country. "I cannot begin to express the pain and shame that I ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

Pope voices nuclear war concerns as he begins Latin America trip

SANTIAGO, Chile – Pope Francis admitted Monday, January 15, he was frightened by the prospect of an accidental nuclear apocalypse, as he began a weeklong visit to Chile and Peru to bolster a local Catholic Church riven by sex abuse scandals. "I think we are at the very edge," the pope ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

Pope begins Latin America visit

SANTIAGO: Pope Francis arrives in Santiago on Monday at the beginning of a testing weeklong visit to Chile and Peru that aims to boost a flagging local Church hit by child sex abuse scandals. The pope is scheduled to arrive in Santiago at 8:10 pm (2310 GMT) on his first visit to Chile since becoming [...] The post Pope begins Latin America visit appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

The World: Indonesian police launch raid as Jakarta attacks linked to ISIS

JAKARTA -- Indonesia's anti-terrorism unit raided the home of a suspected suicide bomber on Thursday as authorities linked attacks that killed three police officers at a Jakarta bus station a day earlier to the Islamic State militant group......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 25th, 2017

Bomb materials found in house of police official linked to Abu

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/25 April) &'8212; Authorities reportedly found bomb materials and arrested three persons during a raid on the house of police Supt. Maria Cristina Nobleza in Malaybalay City Monday night. Nobleza, deputy chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Davao Region Crime Laboratory, was implicated in an attack staged by the Abu Sayyaf in Bohol [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 25th, 2017

FX system, bond mart overhaul part of financial market reform, says DOF chief

The central bank's plan to overhaul the foreign exchange system and fiscal authorities' push to accelerate the development of the fixed income bourse are linked to an overarching strategy on market reform, according to the head of the Duterte administration's economic team. In particular, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said the two parallel moves on the monetary and fiscal tracks were meant to improve liquidity, price discovery and stability, and the infrastructure of the country's currency, bond and stock markets. "Our reforms are geared toward enhancing the overall efficiency of the Philippine capital markets by focusing on their core elements," he said in an e-mail to th...Keep on reading: FX system, bond mart overhaul part of financial market reform, says DOF chief.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Texas family sues U.S. government after mass shooting

CHICAGO, USA – A family that lost 3 generations at a Texas church mass shooting in November filed a lawsuit Friday, June 8 against the US government, claiming it could have prevented the gunman from legally acquiring firearms. Devin Patrick Kelley, who had a history of domestic abuse and mental health problems, killed 26 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

Kim Jong-un lookalike questioned in Singapore before summit

SINGAPORE, Singapore – A Kim Jong-un lookalike said Friday, June 8, he was questioned on arrival in Singapore ahead of a historic US-North Korea summit and told to stay away from sites linked to the event. The Hong Kong-based impersonator, who goes by the name Howard X, has gained worldwide attention ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018