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July 10, 2015

Bolivian police say they have detained three Chileans who wanted to deliver a letter to Pope Francis. The men are protesting the Pope's ordainment of a bishop in southern Chile who is accused of covering up for a pedophile priest.

Police held the three men for more than 14 hours in the city of Santa Cruz. The men say they missed a chance to ask Francis to reconsider naming the Rev. Juan Barros as bishop in the city of Osorno.

Barros is accused of covering up the sex abuse by crimes of the Rev. Fernando Karadima, whom the Vatican has sanctioned for abusing young boys.

The Pope's appointment of Barros has led to an unprecedented outcry by abuse victims and Catholic faithful in Chile.

A Vatican investigation found Karadima guilty in 2011 and sentenced the now 84-year-old priest to a cloistered life of "penitence and prayer." It remains Chile's highest-profile case of abuse by a priest.








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