Chilean church abuse victims launch fresh attack on bishops

Source: Reuters

By Aislinn Laing

Two victims of sexual abuse by a Roman Catholic Church priest in Chile launched a fresh attack on the country’s bishops on Wednesday, accusing them of failing to reform or learn from the crisis.

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Jose Andres Murillo, victim of clerical sexual abuse in Chile, leaves after talking to the media during a news conference in Santiago, Chile, September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado/File Photo

Juan Carlos Cruz and Jose Andres Murillo, two prominent victims of the abuse who gave evidence of their ordeal to Pope Francis in Rome, said the pontiff had also acted to slowly in handling the crisis.

Cruz said the Chilean church’s leaders, several of whom face criminal investigation for their roles in allegedly covering up abuse, had failed to follow through on their promises to institute reform.

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  1. Once upon a time I read a book on the colonial history of South America. Already at that time ‘sexual abuse’ in the church was a relevant topic. Nothing new therefore

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