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Vatican: Pope Chile letter a "spiritual state of emergency"

AP  |  Vatican City 

The Vatican says Francis' apology to Chilean sex abuse victims and request that the country's bishops come to to figure out reforms amounts to a "spiritual state of emergency" declaration for the Chilean church.

In an interview today with The Associated Press, Vatican said Francis' letter to the Chilean hierarchy was an acknowledgment that he had made a mistake about abuse victims and that "yes, we believe you, you have your place in the church."

In the letter yesterday, admitted he had made "grave mistakes" in evaluating the case of a accused by victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse. He invited the victims to to personally apologize, and summoned Chile's bishops to sketch out short and long-term changes in the church.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 20:15 IST