Pope defrocks two Chilean bishops over sexual abuse allegations


VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis has defrocked two Chilean bishops who have been caught up in the country’s sexual abuse crisis, the Vatican said on Saturday.

FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis speaks during the Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter’s square at the Vatican, October 10, 2018. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

The Vatican named the two as Francisco José Cox Huneeus, archbishop emeritus of the city of La Serena, and Marco Antonio Órdenes Fernández, archbishop emeritus of Iquique.

Reporting By Philip Pullella; Editing by Gareth Jones

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