Vatican City, Jun 6, 2018 / 10:39 am
UPDATE: The Archdiocese of Santiago announced June 6 that Archbishop Scicluna and Msgr. Bertomeu will visit Chile June 12-19. They will spend June 14-17 in the Diocese of Osorno, and the remainder of their time in Santiago.
The Vatican announced Thursday that to help with the process of healing in Chile, Pope Francis will send Archbishop Charles Scicluna and Msgr. Jordi Bertomeu to the Diocese of Osorno, and will issue a pastoral letter on the nation's abuse crisis.
A May 31 statement from Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said in order to "advance the process of healing and reparation for victims of abuse" in Chile, Maltese Archbishop Charles Scicluna and Msgr. Jordi Bertomeu of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith will travel to Osorno in the coming days.
The Diocese of Osorno has been in the international spotlight the past few years after the controversial appointment of Bishop Juan Barros in 2015, who has been accused of covering up the crimes of his longtime friend Fr. Fernando Karadima, one of Chile's most notorious abusers.