Cardinal in Pope’s Gang of Nine Accused of Sex Abuse Cover-Up -- Chilean cardinal in the hot seat

by Joseph Pelletier  •   October 2, 2015  Church Militant

SANTIAGO, Chile, October 2, 2015 ( - A Chilean cardinal and close advisor to the Pope is being accused of complicity in the cover-up of sex abuse.

Cardinal Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, one of nine appointed by Pope Francis to the highly influential Council of Cardinal Advisers, testified for five hours Wednesday in a suit filed by the victims of Fr. Fernando Karadima, a high-profile priest accused of sexually abusing several boys two decades ago. The accusations assert that Cdl. Errázuriz, Archbishop-Emeritus of Santiago, Chile, was fully aware of the abuse as early as 2003 and that he chose to ignore the victims' pleas for action. 


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