Felipe Berríos: No entiendo por qué el papa no se reúne con las víctimas de Karadima


[Felipe Berríos: I do not understand why the Pope does not meet with the victims of Karadima]

January 11, 2018

El sacerdote jesuita Felipe Berríos dijo a Cooperativa que, durante su visita a Chile, el papa Francisco debería hacer a lo menos un “gesto” a las víctimas de abusos sexuales de Fernando Karadima, y recibirlas para escuchar “lo que tienen que decir”.

“Yo la verdad es que no entiendo por qué (no se hace). Se argumenta que el papa está solamente tres días, pero se podría haber hecho algún gesto pequeño, un encuentro del papa sobre todo con las víctimas del caso Karadima, que es tan emblemático, para que pueda oír lo que ellos tengan que decir”, dijo Berríos a El Diario de Cooperativa.

[Partial Google Translation: The Jesuit priest Felipe Berríos told Cooperativa that, during his visit to Chile, Pope Francisco should make at least one “gesture” to the victims of sexual abuse of Fernando Karadima , and receive them to listen to “what they have to say”.

“The truth is that I do not understand why (it is not done.) It is argued that the pope is only three days, but a small gesture could have been made, a meeting of the pope especially with the victims of the Karadima case, which is so emblematic , so that I can hear what they have to say.

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Berríos stressed that the members of the Osorno lay movement ” are Catholics, they are people who belong to the Catholic community and who, out of affection for the Church, pronounce themselves in this way,” announcing demonstrations during the papal visit .

“They are not against the Church or against the Pope, they are against certain attitudes that the hierarchical church has had, that is what they are alleging and they have every reason to do it (…) I do not see as a bad thing all this is done with respect and without violence, “he said.]

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