Pope thanks Chilean bishops for steps taken to address sex abuse scandal

Posted August 9, 2018 6:17 pm by Editor

Pope thanks Chilean bishops for steps taken to address sex abuse scandal

VATICAN CITY – After the bishops of Chile issued a formal apology for failing to listen to clerical abuse victims and drew up national guidelines for responding to abuse allegations, Pope Francis sent them a handwritten letter of thanks.”I am struck by the work of reflection, discernment and the decisions you have made,” the Pope wrote in the letter dated Aug. 5 and posted on the website of the Chilean bishops’ conference.Addressed to Bishop Santiago Silva Retamales, the military ordinary and conference president, Pope Francis’ letter praised the decisions as “realistic and concrete.”The bishops, who have been accused of interfering

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