Thursday, May 3, 2018

Vatican City: Pope admits to being 'part of the problem' in clergy sexual abuse cover up in Chile


Pope Francis had initially dismissed accusations that Bishop Juan Barros witnessed sexual abuse of minors by a priest as ‘calumny’.

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By Reuters | May 2, 2018

The three whistleblowers in Chile’s sex abuse scandal have urged Pope Francis to transform his apology for having discredited them into concrete action to end what they called the “epidemic” of sex abuse and cover-up in the Catholic church.

Juan Carlos Cruz, James Hamilton and José Andrés Murillo spoke to reporters on Wednesday after spending five days with the pope at his Vatican hotel. Their press conference was broadcast live in Chile, a sign of the unprecedented nature of their hours of meetings with the pope.

Cruz said that during his private encounter with Francis, the pope acknowledged: “I was part of the problem. I caused this, and I apologize to you.”

“I believe that he was sincere,” Cruz said. [more ...]



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