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Chile Cardinal Seeks to Deflect Criticism for Pope's Trip

The retired archbishop of Santiago is trying to deflect criticism for Pope Francis' troubled trip to Chile in January, blaming everything from the summer weather to an "absentee" spokesman for the lower-than-expected turnout and negative press coverage during the visit. Cardinal Javier Errazuriz, a top papal adviser, wrote an extraordinary letter to the bishops of Latin America that insists the pope's trip wasn't a failure, but was "highly positive." The...

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