Priest heads to Rome after serving sentence for child abuse in Chile

Irish-born Chilean priest John O'Reilly of the Legionaries of Christ conservative Roman Catholic order arrives at a court in Santiago, October 15, 2014. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado/Files

(Reuters) – An Irish-born priest, who was convicted of sexually abusing a girl in his care at a religious school in Santiago but served no jail time for the offense, left Chile on Friday for Rome after serving a four-year sentence. Critics have long pointed to the case of the Rev. John O’Reilly as an […]

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