‘This is calumny’: Pope Francis defends Bishop Barros against charges he knew of sexual abuse
January 19, 2018
CWN Editor's Note: In response to journalists’ questions on January 18, the Pope said that “the day they bring me proof against the bishop, then I will speak. There is not a single proof against him. This [is] calumny! Is that clear?” The Associated Press reported last week that the Pope knew his 2015 choice of Barros to lead the Diocese of Osorno would spark controversy.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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