Papal sex abuse commission members meet over Chilean bishop

VATICAN CITY | , Reuters, Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:06am BST

Members of a commission advising Pope Francis on how to rid the Catholic Church of sexual abuse have met a top Vatican official to express their misgivings over the appointment of a bishop in Chile accused of covering up abuse.

Marie Collins, a victim of abuse from Ireland, told Reuters the meeting four members had with Cardinal Sean O'Malley on Sunday night "went well and the cardinal promised to take our concerns to the Holy Father".

Last month, the Vatican defended the appointment of Juan Barros as bishop of the Chilean city of Osorno, which had outraged some parishioners, national legislators and abuse victims who said Barros had protected one of the nation's most notorious paedophiles.

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  • Iain Pattison
    commented 2015-04-13 19:49:59 -0500
    I wish people would stop being so gullible and unrealistic. Popes are not holy fathers, popes are not sacred at all. Most popes, throughout history, have done an appalling job including this one. This papal commission on child abuse is just a PR move to fool people into thinking that the Roman Catholic System wants to rid itself of it’s clergy child abuse & cover up mega problem. I’ve never been fooled by popes, I know that most popes are truly evil people.
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