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Pope's Crisis Talks with Chile Bishops Over Abuse May Lead to Purge

Thirty-four Chilean bishops summoned to the Vatican over a cover-up of sexual abuse by clergy began crisis meetings with Pope Francis on Tuesday that could result in a purge of Chile's Catholic hierarchy. "We feel pain and shame," Fernando Ramos, an auxiliary bishop of Santiago, told a news conference ahead of the three days of closed-door meetings. The scandal has devastated the credibility of the Church in the once staunchly Catholic country. It has also hurt the...

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