Chilean Bishop Says Mistakes Were Made in Handling Abuse Cases
By Junno Arocho Esteves
National Catholic Reporter
May 14, 2018
A Chilean bishop acknowledged the damage inflicted on survivors of clerical sex abuse and the mishandling of cases by church leaders in the country.
"I am not saying that perhaps we have made mistakes. We have made mistakes," said Bishop Juan Ignacio Gonzalez Errazuriz of San Bernardo.
Gonzalez, along with Auxiliary Bishop Fernando Ramos Perez of Santiago, met with journalists May 14 on the eve of a three-day meeting between Pope Francis and 34 Chilean bishops.
The bishops are meeting at the Vatican May 15-17 to discuss with Francis their handling of clerical sex abuse allegations.