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Pope Francis at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, March 14, 2018.

Pope Francis 'ashamed' the Church didn't listen to Chilean abuse victims

May 31, 2018

By Elise Harris

In a letter to Catholics in Chile on Thursday, Pope Francis said he is ashamed of the Church's failure to... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, March 14, 2018.

Pope to meet in June with Chilean clerical abuse victims

May 22, 2018

Pope Francis will meet for three days next month with victims of a Chilean priest who committed sexual abuse as... Read more

Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

Analysis: Why Francis might follow Benedict’s lead on Chilean abuse scandal

May 15, 2018

By Elise Harris

This week 34 Chilean bishops are meeting with Pope Francis to discuss the country’s clerical sexual abuse scandal, which involves... Read more

Press briefing with Chilean bishops in Rome, May 14, 2018.

Before meeting with Pope, Chilean bishops vow to end abuse

May 14, 2018

By Elise Harris

Speaking on the eve of a 3-day meeting with Pope Francis about a massive clerical abuse scandal, several Chilean prelates... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the Chilean bishops in the sacristy of the Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral, Jan. 16, 2018.

Analysis: Who misinformed Pope Francis about Bishop Barros?

May 3, 2018

By JD Flynn

On Wednesday, three Chilean survivors of clerical sexual abuse held a press conference to discuss recent conversations with Pope Francis... Read more

Pope Francis.

Pope's abuse prevention commission prioritizes survivors, education

Apr 23, 2018

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis' commission for the protection of minors met in Rome last week to listen to survivors of clerical sexual... Read more

Bishop Joseph Cistone. Courtesy of the Diocese of Saginaw.

Police search Michigan bishop’s home, citing lack of cooperation in sex abuse investigation

Mar 22, 2018

By Mary Farrow

On Thursday, police in Saginaw, Michigan raided the home of Bishop Joseph Cistone, as well as the diocesan chancery and... Read more

Archbishop Charles Scicluna.

Scicluna meets with alleged victims of abuse by Marist Brothers

Feb 28, 2018

A Vatican investigator has met with some alleged victims of sexual abuse perpetrated by Marist Brothers in Chile.  Read more

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