Pope Francis said he had never seen a "single piece of proof" suggesting Bishop Juan Barros sexually abused children. A newly released letter says otherwise.
Pope Francis found himself courting controversy on a recent visit to Chile when he defended Bishop Juan Barros, who has been accused of covering up the actions of a pedophile priest. Francis insisted that he considers the allegations against the bishop "slander" because nobody has ever come forward with evidence...
Pope Francis’ appointment of Bishop Juan Barros to head the small diocese of Osorno, Chile encountered opposition when it was announced three years ago and has contributed to a credibility crisis for the Chilean Catholic Church in the time since.
Francis had previously called the accusations against Bishop Juan Barros "slander."
It was supposed to be an apology tour, but the pope’s Chile visit drew unexpected ire last week after the head of the Catholic Church came to the support of Juan Barros, a bishop accused of covering up sexual abuse. The remarks came at the end of a visit that was intended to ease tensions between the church and […]
The pope set off a firestorm of criticism last week when he defended Chile's Bishop Juan Barros, who is accused of covering up sex abuse.
The pope says that without proof, claims against Bishop Juan Barros are slanderous.
It was supposed to be an apology tour but the pope’s Chile visit drew unexpected ire on Thursday after the head of the Catholic Church came to the support of Juan Barros, a bishop accused of covering up sexual abuse. The remarks came at the end of a visit that was intended to soothe tensions between the […]
The victims claim Bishop Juan Barros protected a pedophile priest.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican is defending Pope Francis' appointment of a Chilean bishop despite allegations from victims that the prelate had covered up for a pedophile priest. A Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Ciro Benedettini, saidShow More Summary
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Several members of Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory board are expressing concern and incredulity over his decision to appoint a Chilean bishop to a diocese despite allegations from victims that he covered up for Chile's...Show More Summary
Chile: Scores of protesters gathered in Osorno against the appointment of Bishop Juan Barros and accused him of helping cover up sexual abuse by Father Fernando Karadima. Argentina: An Argentine attorney has come under fire for posting a tweet with an “appalling” photo of the bloodied body of the late prosecutor Alberto Nisman. Show More Summary
Black balloons in hand, hundreds of Catholics gathered at a church in the small Chilean city of Osorno on Saturday to protest the appointment of bishop Juan Barros, accused of protecting one of the nation's most notorious pedophiles...