Osorno, Chile, Jun 15, 2018 / 13:51 pm
As part of their special mission to help bring healing to the troubled Chilean diocese of Osorno, Archbishop Charles Scicluna and Msgr. Jordi Bertomeu are holding several pastoral meetings this week which they say are aimed at listening.
Speaking to Chilean media at the airport after landing in Osorno, Scicluna said they came "to convey the special closeness of the pope to the beloved people of Osorno. We are going to have a lot of discussion and will listen to our brothers, which is the most important [task] for us."
Similarly, Bertomeu said they are "happy to be here in Osorno," and voiced hope that they would be able "to communicate the Holy Father's request for forgiveness in peace, in concord and in harmony."
Scicluna, Archbishop of Malta and the Vatican's former top prosecutor on cases of clerical abuse, is currently in Osorno with Bertomeu, an official of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, for a June 12-19 pastoral mission to the Chilean Dioceses of Osorno and Santiago in order to advance "the process of healing and reparation for victims of abuse" in Chile.