Uproar After Pope Calls Chilean Bishop’s Critics ‘Dumb’

by Christine Niles, October 12, 2015, Church Militant

Abuse victims now questioning Pope Francis' commitment to eradicating priestly sex abuse

OSORNO, Chile, October 12, 2015 ( - There's been an uproar in Chile ever since Pope Francis called critics of a controversial Chilean bishop "dumb."

Bishop Juan Barros Madrid, appointed by Pope Francis early this year to head the diocese of Osorno, Chile, has been dogged by controversy for allegedly covering up sex abuse by priest-friend Francisco Karadima 20 years ago.


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