Pope's zero tolerance for bishops who covered for pedophiles faces tough test in Chile

March 16, 2015 3:10 PM

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Pope's zero tolerance for bishops who covered for pedophiles faces tough test in Chile

In this April 8, 2011 photo, Bishop Juan Barros arrives to the Episcopal Conference of Chile in El Quisco, Chile. Barros has been tapped by Pope Francis to become bishop of a southern Chilean diocese in March 2015, provoking an unprecedented outcry by abuse victims and Catholic faithful who contend he covered up sexual abuse committed by his mentor and superior, Rev. Fernando Karadima, in the 1980s and 90s. Barros has declined to comment publicly on allegations against him. (AP Photo/La Tercera) (The Associated Press)

The Sacred Heart of Jesus church stands in Santiago, Sunday, March 15, 2015. While not directly accused of abuse, Rev. Juan Barros is said by at least three victims to have witnessed sexual molestation at the Sacred Heart of Jesus church. That history has parishioners, clergy and lawmakers in this p...

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