Linares, Chile, Jun 8, 2018 / 13:22 pm America/Denver (CNA).
The Diocese of Linares confirmed Wednesday the receipt of a complaint of alleged sexual abuse by Fr. Germán Cáceres Fuentes.
The diocese explained in a June 6 statement that a preliminary investigation has begun and Fr. Cáceres has been removed from ministry until the decision of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is obtained.
It was also determined that the priest has the obligation to remain in the diocese and be available when required “within the next 48 hours for any proceedings” of the investigation.
They also requested the “cooperation of everyone who could contribute pertinent or relevant information in this investigation.”
“Bishop Tomislav Koljatic and the diocesan Church of Linares reiterate their total commitment to determining the truth and total rejection of any kind of abuse against minors and/or vulnerable persons. It also thus reaffirms its commitment to the support and accompaniment of the victims. And it asks the Lord that this pain and suffering be the source of the transformation and healing that our Church and communities need,” the statement concluded.