Chilean Police Raid Offices Of Catholic Church In Sex Abuse Scandal

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Police in Chile raided the offices of the Catholic church in two cities Wednesday, seizing documents related to a sex abuse scandal that has led to the resignation of three bishops and bruised the Vatican's reputation in South America. Police targeted the Santiago Ecclesiastical Court and the bishop's office in Rancagua in the O'Higgins region in central Chile. 14 priests in the region are accused of performing sexual acts on minors, the Associated Press reported. Prosecutor Emiliano Arias led the raid in Santiago. "In Chile, we are all subject to common justice," he said, according to the AP. The raids are the latest chapter in a long-running scandal surrounding the suspected sexual misconduct of Catholic clergy in Chile. For years, Chilean Bishop...

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Chilean Police Raid Offices Of Catholic Church In Sex Abuse Scandal

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