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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: manilatimes manilatimesApr 12th, 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

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 Francis under pressure to confront sex abuse in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile — Pope Francis will be under pressure Tuesday to confront a priest sex abuse scandal during his first full day in Chile, an Andean nation whe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 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

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Admits Mistakes in Data Leak Scandal

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted on Wednesday that his company has made mistakes in a data leak that caused grave concern about user privacy possibly abused for political purposes. “We also made mistakes, there’s more to do, and we need to step up and do it,” he said in a statement. Facebook has been plunged […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

Vatican prober meets with Chilean bishop accused of covering up sex abuse

A Vatican investigator sent to Chile by Pope Francis to interview sex abuse victims met on Friday with Chilean Bishop Juan Barros about accusations that he covered-up sexual abuse of minors committed by a priest......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2018

Vatican sex abuse investigator hospitalized in Chile

SANTIAGO — The special envoy sent by Pope Francis to investigate allegations that sex abuse was covered up has been hospitalized in Chile......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2018

Vatican investigator meets Chile abuse victim in New York

NEW YORK, United States – A high-profile victim of a disgraced pedophile priest said Saturday, February 17 he was glad to finally be able to tell his story as the Vatican's top abuse investigator began a probe into an alleged cover-up in Chile. Pope Francis has come under fire for ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2018

Vatican revives pope s sexual abuse panel

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican said Saturday, February 17, it has renewed its anti-pedophile panel as Pope Francis acts to quell the global scandal over the sexual abuse of children by priests. Nine new members were added to the panel, which had come under fire from two high-profile members, former sex abuse victims who quit ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2018

Pope often meets ‘devastated’ sex abuse victims

Pope Francis holds regular private meetings with the victims of sex abuse by paedophile priests, the Vatican said, as the Catholic Church grapples with a scandal the pontiff has described as a “great humiliation”. #BeFullyInformed Pope often meets ‘devastated’ sex abuse victims Pope Francis holds regular private meetings with the victims of sex abuse by… link: Pope often meets ‘devastated’ sex abuse victims.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

Vatican seeks to defuse scandal, says pope meets victims

VATICAN CITY  — The Vatican said Thursday that Pope Francis meets frequently with victims of sexual abuse, seeking to defuse a mounting scandal over his unbr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

In Chile, pope seeks forgiveness for sex abuse scandals

SANTIAGO: Pope Francis met alone Tuesday with a small group of victims of sexual abuse by priests in Chile, after he publicly asked for forgiveness and riot police broke up a protest near the first public mass of his South American visit. During the “strictly private” meeting at the Vatican’s Apostolic Nunciature embassy in Santiago, [...] The post In Chile, pope seeks forgiveness for sex abuse scandals appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

In Chile, pope seeks forgiveness for sex abuse scandals

SANTIAGO, Chile – Pope Francis met alone Tuesday, January 16, with a small group of victims of sexual abuse by priests in Chile, after he publicly asked for forgiveness and riot police broke up a protest near the first public mass of his South American visit. During the "strictly private" ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 17th, 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