January 16, 2018 / 11:56 AM / a month ago

Pope expresses "pain and shame" over Chile sex abuse scandal

SANTIAGO, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Pope Francis expressed his “pain and shame” over Chile’s sexual abuse scandal on Tuesday in his first comments in the country on a crisis that has scarred the Roman Catholic Church’s credibility.

Francis was speaking in his first official address of the trip in the presence of President Michelle Bachelet, other Chilean officials and foreign diplomats. (Reporting By Philip Pullella; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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