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Archbishop Charles Scicluna.

Vatican abuse investigator to meet with Chilean victim in U.S.

Feb 7, 2018

The delegate appointed by Pope Francis to hear testimony from abuse victims in Chile will also travel to the United... Read more

 Pope Francis speaks aboard the papal plane from Lima, Peru to Rome Jan. 22, 2018.

Francis says comments on sexual abuse in Chile were 'not the best'

Jan 22, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Aboard the papal plane from Lima to Rome Sunday, Pope Francis said that comments made to Chilean journalists Jan. 18... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley speaks with CNA in Rome on Feb. 4, 2013.

Cardinal O’Malley: Pope’s words 'a source of great pain' for abuse survivors

Jan 20, 2018

The chairman of the Vatican’s commission on sexual abuse has said that recent comments from Pope Francis were painful and... Read more

Bishop Juan Barros.  Courtesy photo, Chilean Conference of Bishops

Pope says accusations against Chilean bishop are 'calumny'

Jan 19, 2018

At the end of his three-day visit to Chile, Pope Francis came to the defense of a controversial bishop, saying... Read more

Pope Francis meets with sex abuse victims in Chile

Jan 16, 2018

Pope Francis met privately on Tuesday with 6 victims of sexual abuse committed by priests in Chile, the papal spokesman... Read more

Bishop Juan Barros.  Courtesy photo, Chilean Conference of Bishops

Pope Francis’ Chile visit revives allegations against bishop

Jan 16, 2018

As Pope Francis began his visit to Chile, a Vatican spokesman has voiced “maximum respect” for the rights of protesters... Read more

Spotlight Official Poster.

The other side of 'Spotlight': how the Church changed to fight sex abuse

Mar 1, 2016

By CNA Staff

While the movie “Spotlight” won Best Picture for portraying a journalistic investigation of the sex abuse crisis in Boston, the... Read more