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Pope defrocks 2 Chilean bishops

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Saturday defrocked two more Chilean bishops accused of sexually abusing minors, and to show greater transparency about how he’s responding to the church’s global sex abuse crisis, he publicly explained why they were removed. The Vatican’s unusually detailed statement announcing the laicization of retired Archbishop Francisco Jose Cox Huneeus […].....»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneOct 14th, 2018

Pope defrocks 2 Chilean bishops accused of sex abuse

VATICAN CITY --- Pope Francis on Saturday defrocked two more Chilean bishops accused of sexually abusing minors, and to show greater transparency about how he's responding to the church's global sex abuse crisis, he publicly explained why they were removed. The Vatican's unusually detailed statement announcing the laicization of retired Archbishop Francisco Jose Cox Huneeus and retired Bishop Marco Antonio Ordenes Fernandez signaled a new degree of transparency following past missteps by Francis that showed he had grossly underestimated the gravity of the abuse scandal. The statement said the two were defrocked for abusing minors with evidence so overwhelming that a canonical t...Keep on reading: Pope defrocks 2 Chilean bishops accused of sex abuse.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Pope defrocks two Chilean bishops for sex abuse of minors

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis has defrocked two Chilean bishops for the alleged sexual abuse of minors, the Vatican said in a statement on Saturday after a meeting between the pontiff and the president of Chile. The decision to expel former archbishop Francisco Jose Cox Huneeus and former bishop Marco Antonio Ordenes Fernandez—the latest heads to… link: Pope defrocks two Chilean bishops for sex abuse of minors.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Pope defrocks 2 Chilean bishops for sex abuse of minors

VATICAN CITY (3rd UPDATE) – Pope Francis has defrocked two Chilean bishops for the alleged sexual abuse of minors, the Vatican said in a statement on Saturday, October 13 after a meeting between the pontiff and the president of Chile. The decision to expel former archbishop Francisco Jose Cox Huneeus and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Chilean clergy abuse cases triple to 119

Santiago,Chile--- Scores of new cases of priestly sexual abuse of minors have come to light in Chile, public prosecutors said Friday, deepening a crisis in the country's Catholic Church that has embroiled Pope Francis. The country's chief prosecutor's office said the number of cases it was investigating had soared to 119 as more victims came forward. A total of 167 bishops, priests and lay members of the church are now under investigation for sexual crimes committed in the South American country since 1960. Seven of those under investigation are bishops and 96 are priests, but it was unclear from the figures released Friday how many were currently serving. Among those implicated is t...Keep on reading: Chilean clergy abuse cases triple to 119.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 1st, 2018

2 More Chilean Bishops Resign as Pope Cleans House

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Thursday accepted the resignations of two more Chilean bishops, the latest fallout from a sex abuse scandal whose scope and gravity were initially underestimated by t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

2 More Chilean Bishops Resign as Pope Cleans House

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Thursday accepted the resignations of two more Chilean bishops, the latest fallout from a sex abuse scandal whose scope and gravity were initially underestimated by t Source link link: 2 More Chilean Bishops Resign as Pope Cleans House.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 28th, 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 accepts resignation of 3 Chilean bishops in sex abuse scandal

VATICAN CITY (UPDATED) – Pope Francis accepted Monday, June 11, the resignation of 3 Chilean bishops including the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 11th, 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

Pope Francis receives Chilean bishops over sex abuse scandal

VATICAN CITY, Holy See – Pope Francis began receiving Chilean bishops ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 15th, 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

World bishops head to Vatican for sex abuse summit

VATICAN CITY, Holy See – Pope Francis gathers bishops from around the world at the Vatican this week for a hotly-awaited summit on tackling the wave of child sex abuse scandals assailing the Catholic Church. The heads of around 100 bishops' conferences from every continent will convene from Thursday, February 21 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News7 hr. 48 min. ago

Vatican defrocks former U.S. cardinal over sex abuse claims

This is a developing story. Please refresh this page for updates. VATICAN CITY (UPDATED) – Pope Francis has defrocked a former cardinal in a first for the Catholic church over accusations American  Theodore McCarrick  sexually abused a teenager 50 years ago, a Vatican statement said Saturday, February 16. McCarrick, 88, who resigned from ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News20 hr. 8 min. ago

McCarrick defrocking a clear signal abuse won t be tolerated – U.S. bishops

WASHINGTON DC, USA – Pope Francis's decision to defrock former cardinal  Theodore McCarrick "is a clear signal that abuse will not be tolerated," the US Conference of Catholic Bishops said Saturday, February 16. McCarrick, 88, who resigned from the Vatican's College of Cardinals in July, is the first cardinal ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News20 hr. 8 min. ago

Vatican defrocks ex-cardinal

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing Confession and sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday. The punishment for the once-powerful prelate, who had served as the archbishop of Washington and had been an […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News21 hr. 47 min. ago

Filipino bishops to visit Pope Francis in the Vatican this year - Philstar.com

Filipino bishops to visit Pope Francis in the Vatican this year Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines Bishops from dioceses across the Philippines will visit Pope Francis in the Vatican in May and Jun.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

FACES OF THE NEWS: Feb. 10, 2019

  Pope Francis   The Pope became the first Pontiff to visit the Arabian Peninsula after a pilgrimage to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates on Monday.   Francis signed a document with the grand imam of Al Azhar in a bid to give a "clear and decisive sign" that respect and dialogue is possible between the Christian and Islamic worlds.   But on the way back to Rome, the Pope also showed how much change was needed within the Catholic Church when he admitted --- also for the first time --- that some bishops and priests have sexually abused nuns and that the crime may be continuing to this day.   Francis made the admission as he prepar...Keep on reading: FACES OF THE NEWS: Feb. 10, 2019.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

Pope admits priests, bishops sexually abused nuns - The Manila Times Online

ABOARD PAPAL PLANE: Pope Francis admitted on Tuesday that Catholic priests and bishops had sexually abused nuns, the latest scandal to rock the church. There are some priests and alsoREAD The post Pop.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019