Chilean Bishops

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Chilean Bishops

Post by Witness » Sun May 20, 2018 12:43 am

Global News wrote:All 34 Chilean bishops offer resignation over sex abuse scandal

Every Chilean bishop offered to resign Friday over a sex abuse and coverup scandal, in the biggest shakeup ever in the Catholic Church’s long-running abuse saga.

The bishops announced at the end of an emergency summit with Pope Francis that all 31 active bishops and three retired ones in Rome had signed a document offering to resign and putting their fate in the hands of the pope. Francis can accept the resignations one by one, reject them or delay a decision.

It marked the first known time in history that an entire national bishops conference had offered to resign en masse over the scandal, and laid bare the devastation that the abuse crisis has caused the Catholic Church in Chile and beyond.

Calls had mounted for the resignations after details emerged of the contents of a 2,300-page Vatican report into the Chilean scandal leaked early Friday. Francis had accused the bishops of destroying evidence of sex crimes, pressuring investigators to minimize abuse accusations and showing “grave negligence” in protecting children from pedophile priests.
https://globalnews.ca/news/4217626/34-c ... e-scandal/

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Re: Chilean Bishops

Post by ed » Sun May 20, 2018 12:45 am

destroying evidence of sex crimes, pressuring investigators to minimize abuse accusations and showing “grave negligence” in protecting children from pedophile priests.

Surprise, surprise, surprise.
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Re: Chilean Bishops

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun May 20, 2018 1:08 am

So does this mean the current pope is insufficiently pro-child-rape for them?

Or have I got that backwards? :)
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Re: Chilean Bishops

Post by Bruce » Sun May 20, 2018 4:26 am

That's some serious shit right there. Bishops are high ranking. Have you ever lost both Bishops when playing chess? It stings.
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