Pope Admits ‘Grave Mistakes’ in Handling Chile Sex Abuse Scandal

Pope Francis has admitted he made “grave mistakes” in his handling of clergy sexual abuse in Chile, telling the country’s bishops in a letter that he feels “pain and shame.” In an extraordinary public letter released Wednesday by the Vatican, Francis summoned all of Chile’s bishops to the Vatican for an emergency meeting in the coming weeks to discuss the scandal. In the three-page letter in Spanish, the head of the Roman Catholic Church also invited the victims he had once...

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