Pope Francis accepts resignations of three Chilean bishops

Pope Francis accepts resignations of three Chilean bishopsBy Crispian Balmer and Aislinn Laing VATICAN CITY/SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Pope Francis has accepted the resignations of three Chilean bishops following sex abuse scandals, including Bishop Juan Barros of Osorno, the city at the center of the uproar, the Vatican said on Monday. In an unprecedented move, all of Chile’s 34 bishops offered to resign en masse last month after attending a meeting with the pope over allegations of a cover-up of sexual abuse in the country.



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