Chilean Catholics protest naming of Bishop linked to sex abuse

March 21, 2015 7:24 PM

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SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Black balloons in hand, hundreds of Catholics gathered at a church in the small Chilean city of Osorno on Saturday to protest the appointment of bishop Juan Barros, accused of protecting one of the nation's most notorious pedophiles.

The appointment has sparked outrage from many parishioners and puts into question Pope Francis' promise to rid the church of sex abuse.

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