>>Pope Francis defends Barros: “There is not a single test against him, there are only slander”
January 18, 2018
– “El día que me traigan una prueba contra el obispo Barros, ahí hablaré”, dijo el pontífice.
– El obispo de Osorno es sindicado como encubridor de los abusos sexuales del cura Fernando Karadima.
El papa Francisco defendió este jueves al cuestionado obispo Juan Barros, sindicado como encubridor de los abusos sexuales de Fernando Karadima, asegurando que no existen pruebas contra el líder de la Diócesis de Osorno
“El día que me traigan una prueba contra el obispo Barros, ahí voy a hablar. No hay una sola prueba en contra. Todo es calumnia, ¿está claro?”, aseguró el pontífice en conversación con varios medios de comunicación.
Se trata de la primera vez durante su visita a Chile que Jorge Bergoglio comenta la situación de Barros, quien ha sido protagonista durante toda la estadía de Francisco en el país y participando en las misas masivas del Parque O’Higgins en Santiago, aeródromo Maquehue en Temuco y Playa Lobito en Iquique pese a las presión periodística y ciudadana.
– “The day they bring me a test against Bishop Barros, I’ll talk there,” said the pontiff.
– The Bishop of Osorno is accused of covering up the sexual abuse of priest Fernando Karadima.
Pope Francis defended Thursday the questioned Bishop Juan Barros , accused of covering up the sexual abuse of Fernando Karadima, assuring that there is no evidence against the leader of the Diocese of Osorno
“The day they bring me a test against Bishop Barros, I’ll talk there, there is not one single proof against it, it’s all slander, is that clear? ” The pontiff said in conversation with several media outlets.
This is the first time during his visit to Chile that Jorge Bergoglio comments on the situation of Barros , who has been the protagonist during Francisco’s stay in the country and participating in the massive Masses of Parque O’Higgins in Santiago , Maquehue airfield in Temuco and Lobito Beach in Iquique despite journalistic and citizen pressure.
There are even several priests who have publicly pointed out that the presence of Barros in the papal visit bothers them and even the “violent” , and admit that the controversy “opaque” the strength of Bergoglio’s message.
Top Hard critics of Karadima whistleblowers
The statements of Pope Francis generated the immediate reaction of the complainants of the Karadima case.
Juan Carlos Cruz , through his Twitter account, criticized the Pope asking for evidence: ” As if one could have taken a selfie or photo while Karadima abused me and others with Juan Barros standing next to him watching everything . ”
“These people from above are crazy and the Pope talks about reparation to the victims, we remain the same and his forgiveness remains empty,” he said, recalling the public request for forgiveness made by the Vatican head of state on Tuesday at the Palacio de la currency .
Juan Carlos Cruz Ch.
As if one could have taken a selfie or photo while Karadima abused me and others with Juan Barros standing next to him watching everything. These people from above are crazy and @Pontifex_es talks about repairing victims. We remain the same and his forgiveness remains empty.
9:08 – 18 ene. 2018 · Las Condes, Chile
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While José Andrés Murillo said that ” this has already become personal … Francisco, realize that our struggle is against abuse … Benedict, we need you now.”
José Andrés Murillo
This has already become personal … Francisco, realize that our struggle is against abuse … Benedict, we need you now.
9:31 – 18 ene. 2018
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In turn, James Hamilton used the social network to share an image of “the bishops and their leader”: Karadima along with Horacio Valenzuela, Juan Barros, Andrés Arteaga and Tomislav Koljatic, the bishops he formed .
The bishops and their leader
Earlier, upon arriving in Iquique, the bishop of Osorno said that the pontiff had expressed “words of encouragement, support and affection . ”
Barros was also publicly defended by Cardinal Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, who said that his situation “is an invented controversy and has no basis”.
It should be remembered that there is a letter from 2015 – but only last week – where Francisco expressed concern about the Osorno issue and revealed a plan to give Barros and other questioned bishops a sabbatical.]
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