Chilean police make first arrest in church abuse scandal

Chilean prosecutor Emiliano Arias is seen after a meeting with special Vatican envoys archbishop Charles Scicluna and father Jordi Bertomeu at the Apostolic Nunciature in Santiago, Chile, June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

(Reuters) – Chilean police have arrested a former Roman Catholic Church official after he confessed earlier this year to sexually abusing at least five children, a state prosecutor said on Thursday. The arrest was the first since authorities launched a major investigation this year into cases of abuse within Chile’s Catholic Church, which Vatican officials […]

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