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Pope begins purge in Chile church over sex abuse scandal

AP  |  Vatican City 

Pope has accepted the resignation of the at the center of Chile's clerical sex abuse scandal and two others as he launches the purge of a church that has lost its credibility under an avalanche of accusations of abuse and cover-up.

A Vatican statement today said had accepted the resignations of of Osorno, of Valparaiso and Bishop of Puerto Montt. Of the three, only the 61-year-old Barros is below the retirement age of 75.

Barros has been at the center of Chile's growing scandal ever since appointed him bishop of Osorno in 2015 even though he had been a of Chile's most and had been accused by victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse.

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 15:45 IST