Pope to host extra Chile abuse victims, 5 of them priests

Pope Francis delivers his speech all the best arrangement thru the annual Bishops’ Conference in the Synod hall at the Vatican, Monday, Can also 21, 2018. (Gregorio Borgia/Associated Press)

by Nicole Winfield | AP Can also 22 at Four:55 PM

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is planning to meet with extra victims of Chile’s most notorious predator priest, a signal he isn’t done hearing referring to the “machine of abuse” that flourished in a parish that produced dozens of priests over time. The Vatican said Tuesday that five of the victims of sexual and psychological abuse by the Rev. Fernando Karadima are themselves priests. Francis will host them, as properly as two clerics offering non secular toughen and two lay folks, at the Vatican hotel the attach he lives from June 1-3. Francis met with three Chilean men who were victims of Karadima closing month. The pope closing week additionally summoned Chile’s bishops, who supplied to resign en masse, after a Vatican investigation found grave negligence in their handling of abuse instances and remedy of victims. As quickly because the bishops returned from the Vatican summit, a original scandal erupted in the very diocese of the bishop who heads Chile’s intercourse abuse prevention commission. Rancagua Bishop Alejandro Goic has suspended several priests and apologized for no longer having investigated a case of abuse that an employee over and over suggested him about. He took circulation after Chilean television T13 broadcast an repeat. In a observation, the Vatican said the pope’s 2nd meeting with abuse survivors had been in the works for a month and changed into as soon as unrelated to the tendencies which accept rocked Chile’s already discredited Catholic Church. The conferences with victims are half of Francis’ effort to flip the Chilean church around after he dug himself into the deepest hole of his papacy in January by publicly defending a Chilean bishop accused by victims of getting witnessed and left out their abuse. The victims were all parishioners in the El Bosque community of Karadima, a charismatic preacher who changed into as soon as protected by the church hierarchy due to his skill to secure priestly vocations amongst Chile’s affluent, conservative elite. Over time, his community produced some 30 priests and Four bishops. The Vatican in 2011 sentenced Karadima to a lifetime of penance and prayer for his crimes. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This enviornment topic would perchance no longer be printed, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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