Pope Sends Letter to Chilean Bishops Appreciating Their Recognition of Fault & Cooperation to Help Prosecutors Investigate
Pope Francis has expressed appreciation for the Chilean bishops’ effort to cooperate with prosecutors and their acknowledgment to have failed to listen to victims of clerical sex abuse.
This was noted in a handwritten letter from the Pope to the President of the Chilean Bishops’ Conference on August 5, 2018, which the Bishops Conference has released.
Last week, the Chilean bishops wrote the following document, entitled “Declaration, Decisions, and Commitments of the Chilean Bishops’ Conference.” In the letter, Francis said he was “impressed by the work of reflection, discernment, and decisions.”
The decisions they outlined, the Pope called, “realistic and concrete.” He noted his