All Chilean Bishops Offer Their Resignation to Pope Francis

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Bishops take unprecedented step in light of cover-ups associated with past sexual abuse of minors by priests

“We have placed our positions in the hands of the Holy Father so that he may freely decide with respect to each one of us”, said the bishops of Chile.

In an unprecedented move, the bishops of Chile have presented their resignation, this Friday, May 18, 2018, in the Holy See, at the end of the meetings held with the Holy Father in these days.

The 34 Chilean bishops have been meeting with Pope Francis in Rome from May 15 to 17 to “examine in depth their causes and consequences, as well as the mechanisms that have led in some cases to their cover-up and serious omissions towards the victims” , reported the Holy See in a statement , published on May 12.

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