Nuncio linked to controversial appointments leaves Chile; In Nicaragua, government targets Church


August 30, 2019

By Inés San Martín

Rome – Across Latin America this week, the Church has been dealing with the abuse crisis, speaking out about the ongoing wildfires devastating the Amazon region, and speaking against corruption.

Here’s the round-up of news from Chile, Nicaragua, and the Amazon region.

Chile is arguably the country hit hardest by the clerical abuse crisis outside the English-speaking world, and two items are making news.

First, it was announced on Thursday Pope Francis has transferred Italian Archbishop Ivo Scapolo, who had been appointed as the papal representative to Chile in 2011, to Portugal.

The prelate has been in the eye of the storm after he played a key role in the appointment of Bishop Juan Barros to the southern diocese of Osorno.

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