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Chile: priest to offer ‘Mass of hope’ in opposition to new bishop

April 22, 2015

Father Pedro Kliegel, a parish priest in Osorno, Chile, is offering a “Mass of hope” on April 22 to express opposition to the recent appointment of Bishop Juan Barros, who has been accused of covering up sexual abuse.

According to Chilean media reports, a retired bishop, Bishop Juan Luis Ysern of San Carlos de Ancud, has suggested that the Vatican appoint an apostolic visitor to examine the situation.

 


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  • Posted by: Jason C. - Apr. 22, 2015 11:09 AM ET USA

    "[H]as suggested that the Vatican appoint an apostolic visitor to examine the situation." I propose Bishop Finn, who now has a lot of time on his hands and is intimately familiar with what should get a bishop fired, er, get a bishop's resignation accepted.