Chile prosecutors widen probe into clerical sex abuse

MassLive/The Republican

Updated July 3, 2018

By Anne-Gerard Flynn

The clergy sex abuse crisis for the Roman Catholic Church in Chile is widening beyond a Vatican investigation.

On June 13, Chilean police and prosecutors raided Church offices in two Chilean cities for documents related to the Church’s probe into the crisis carried out by Vatican investigator Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta.

On June 19, Chilean prosecutors questioned Sciciuna at the airport as he was preparing to depart, according to Reuters, about abuse cases involving 25 Marist brothers and 30 alleged victims that Sciciuna has been investigating during his recent visits.

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