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Chilean bishop courts controversy in troubled Santiago archdiocese

April 25, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: Bishop Celestino Aos, who was appointed last month as apostolic administrator of the Santiago archdiocese, provoked new tensions among the faithful during the Chrism Mass. First he included Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati—who resigned under pressure, and is being questioned by prosecutors about abuse complaints—in the entrance procession. Then he refused to administer the Eucharist to people who chose to kneel to receive Communion.

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