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Chile: former First Lady speaks out against papal visit

December 01, 2017

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CWN Editor's Note: The report comes from Bio Bio, one of Chile’s 15 regions. Marta Larraechea criticized Pope Francis for his support of a bishop accused of concealing cases of clerical abuse. The Pontiff is scheduled to visit Chile and Peru in January.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Dec. 01, 2017 11:18 AM ET USA

    From the cited article: "Back in October 2015, a video of Pope Francis at The Vatican saying that 'Osorno suffers because it is dumb' became public...The Pope’s reaction was triggered by a request of Osorno locals who asked the pontiff to send a message to their community, upset by" controversial Bishop "Barros’ arrival to the Bishopric. Bergoglio fiercely defended Barros and declared that Osorno had a problem because, in the end, it did not open its heart to what God said."