Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Vatican Sex Abuse Investigator Hospitalized in Chile

Associated Press via New York Times

SANTIAGO, Chile — The special envoy sent by Pope Francis to investigate allegations that a bishop had covered up sex abuse was undergoing gallbladder surgery Wednesday in Chile, church officials said.
The curia for Charles Scicluna's archdiocese in Malta announced the surgery in a brief statement.
The spokesman for the Chilean Catholic bishop's conference, Jaime Coiro, said Scicluna was stable and conscious and said he wasn't expected to remain hospitalized more than two days.
The bishop's conference said Scicluna had been suffering pain since last week.
The Maltese archbishop entered the hospital Tuesday after starting his interviews with victims and others opposed to the appointment of a bishop accused of covering up for the country's most notorious pedophile priest.
Coiro said the pope has asked that interviews with witnesses continue Wednesday through Friday as planned. They are to be handled by Jordi Bertomeu, a Spanish priest who has been serving as Scicluna's translator and notary.
Scicluna came to Chile to investigate complaints about Bishop Juan Barros, who has been strongly defended until now by the pope.


rcg said...

It was the Chili.

ByzRC said...

rcg - i'll give that a comedy gold!

separately, the masthead. beautiful church wherever it is. high altar being used as intended without an obstruction before it - even better.

TJM said...

Here's news that will make fake catholics who post here happy: