Will the Pope Address Sexual Abuse in the Chilean Church?
By Ariel Dorfman, Jan. 12, 2018, The New York Times
SANTIAGO, Chile — On Monday, Pope Francis begins a four-day visit to Chile. For his trip to be successful, he must confront thescandalous sexual crimesof a vile Chilean priest, Fernando Karadima.Newspapersandtelevisionbroadcasts in Santiago are filled with reports about Father Karadima’sabuseof minors and his impunity.
The allegations against Father Karadima were brought to the attention of the Chilean church in 2004. No inquiry was opened until the victims — after being pressured into silence for years — finally went public.
On Thursday morning, a poll on a Santiago radio station claimed that 90 percent of Chileans want the pope to . . .