Pope Francis admits ‘grave mistakes’ in handling of Chile sex abuse scandal

Pope Francis admits ‘grave mistakes’ in handling of Chile sex abuse scandal

In a rare move, Pope Francis said he mishandled a sex abuse scandal in Chile and summoned the country’s bishops. He also invited victims he once discredited to visit Rome in order to seek their forgiveness.

Pope Francis expressed “shame” over his handling of a sexual abuse crisis in Chile and asked for forgiveness from victims he’d previously dismissed, according to a letter released by the Vatican on Wednesday.

The move was an attempt for Francis to quell outcry over his defense of Chilean Bishop Juan Barros who is accused of witnessing and covering up sexual abuse by a pedophile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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