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Chile authorities raid Episcopal Conference in abuse probe

Aug. 14, 2018 1:47 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean authorities raided the headquarters of the Catholic Church's Episcopal Conference on Tuesday as part of a widespread investigation into sex abuse committed by members of the Marist Brothers order in the South American country, prosecutors said. The raids by investigating...

Pope praises Chile bishops for reflecting on their failures

Aug. 6, 2018 7:41 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis has praised Chilean bishops for reflecting on their failure to listen to victims of clerical sex abuse. The pontiff said in a letter to the Chilean church's Episcopal Conference that he is "impressed by the reflection, discernment and decisions" taken by bishops when...

Spanish premier to make official trip to Latin America

Aug. 3, 2018 8:57 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will travel to four Latin American countries later this month on his first official trip outside Europe. The government said Friday the visit will begin in Santiago de Chile on Aug. 27. The following day Sanchez travels to Santa Cruz de la Sierra in...

Australian bishop convicted of sex abuse cover-up resigns

Jul. 30, 2018 10:40 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday accepted the resignation of an Australian archbishop convicted in criminal court of covering up the sexual abuse of children by a priest, taking action after coming under mounting pressure from ordinary Catholics, priests and even the Australian prime minister. It...

Chile summons Roman Catholic cardinal in sex abuse case

Jul. 24, 2018 10:26 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A cardinal has been summoned to appear in a Chilean court as the scandal over sex abuse by priests and others tied to the country's Roman Catholic Church widens. The archbishop's office said in a statement Tuesday that Santiago Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati had been called to answer...

Chilean priest accused of sexually abusing minors arrested

Jul. 12, 2018 9:24 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Authorities arrested a priest Thursday on accusations of sexually abusing minors, the latest turn in a scandal engulfing Chile's Roman Catholic Church for having covered up abuses for decades. Oscar Munoz Toledo, a priest who was once the chancellor of Santiago's archbishopric, was...

Colombia midfielder gets second-fastest World Cup red card

Jun. 19, 2018 5:13 PM EDT

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez will be relieved about one thing. His third-minute dismissal in the team's opener with Japan on Tuesday at the World Cup isn't the fastest in the tournament's history. That honor remains in the hands of Uruguay defender Jose Batista, who was shown...