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Pope Francis begs forgiveness for ‘serious mistakes’ in Chile sex abuse case

April 12, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: In a letter to the bishops of Chile, Pope Francis asked forgiveness “from all those I have offended” in his handling of the case of Bishop Juan Barros of Osorno, whom he appointed a bishop in 2015 despite allegations he had participated in the cover up of the sexual abuse of minors. The Pontiff wrote, “I have made serious mistakes in the assessment and perception of the situation, especially due to the lack of truthful and balanced information.”

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  • Posted by: bernie4871 - Apr. 14, 2018 11:58 AM ET USA

    An apology is kind of nice and certainly appropriate, but his excuse seems less than honest.

  • Posted by: james-w-anderson8230 - Apr. 13, 2018 5:36 PM ET USA

    But the proof of the matter is what does he actually with Bp. Barros? Give him a cushy job in the Vatican, Sentence him to a life of prayer in a resort area, or sentence him to life in prison in a setting like ordinary people in South America?