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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- Sacerdote Pedro Kliegel junto a laicos opositores a Monseñor Barros realizarán misa en Osorno (Paislobo.cl)
- Este miércoles realizarán en Osorno misa oficial en rechazo del Obispo Juan Barros (Bibliochile.cl)
- Vatican defends appointment of Chilean bishop (CWN, 3/31)
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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.