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

Pope to meet in June with Chilean clerical abuse victims

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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.

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'

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

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'

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

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

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