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Sun May 20, 2018, 08:49 AM

All 34 of Chile's Catholic bishops resign in fallout from huge child sex abuse scandal

Of the 34 bishops who traveled to Rome, three are retired, including Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz, former Archbishop of Santiago, who has been accused of covering up cases of clerical sexual abuse, Crux Catholic Media reported Friday.

An estimated 54 percent of Chileans belong to the Catholic Church, 14 percent to Protestant or Evangelical churches, and 7 percent to any other religions, according to a 2018 survey conducted by Plaza Publica Cadem. The remaining 25 percent are atheists, agnostics, or people who do not identify with any religion.


[link:https://thinkprogress.org/chilean-bishops-submit-resignation-over-sex-abuse-scandal-672583bb35c0/|

None of their hands are clean

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2018, 09:07 AM

1. I understood all 34 offered resignations. All 34 resignations should be accepted and none should

be allowed to retire.

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Response to c-rational (Reply #1)

Mon May 21, 2018, 10:01 AM

3. Correct.

The unprecedented move puts the bishops’ fate in the hands of Pope Francis, who can either accept the resignations or reject them.

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Sun May 20, 2018, 10:02 AM

2. Should have happened in Ireland too but they were cowards.

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