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Protestors disrupt bishop's installation in Chile: 5 keys to understanding the controversy

Mar 24, 2015 - 05:11 pm .- A group of protesters attempted to stop the installation of Bishop Juan Barros Madrid as the new bishop of Osorno in southern Chile, pushing the bishop and throwing objects at him during the March 21 Mass.

Leader of rescued Chilean miners visits Pope for Year of Faith

Oct 16, 2012 - 12:06 pm .- On the second anniversary of the historic rescue of 33 workers from a mine in Chile, the group's leader  attended a Mass opening the Year of Faith at the Vatican on Oct.11, thanking Pope Benedict for his prayers.

Pope accepts resignation of Chilean bishop accused of sexual abuse

Oct 9, 2012 - 04:03 pm .- On Oct. 9, Pope Benedict accepted the resignation of Bishop Marco Antonio Ordenes Fernadez of Iquique, Chile, who has been under investigation by the Vatican since April for alleged sexual abuse.

Church in Chile confirms investigation of bishop for alleged abuse

Oct 3, 2012 - 12:05 pm .- In a statement Oct. 2, the Apostolic Nunciature in Chile revealed that local Bishop Marco Antonio Ordenes of Iquique is under investigation for sexual abuse.

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