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SANTIAGO: Two special envoys sent by Pope Francis to investigate a child sex abuse scandal in Chile were meeting priests and church workers at a university in the Chilean capital in June when aides rushed into the room with an alarming development: Police and prosecutors were about to start raiding church offices.Police and prosecutors were staging simultaneous raids on church offices less than a mile away from the university and outside the capital, looking for evidence of sex crimes the church had not reported to police.Arias told Reuters in an exclusive interview that documents seized by his team contained 30 cases of alleged abuse dating back to 2007 that the church had not reported to the police.Arias says he wants to arrest both those who perpetrated the abuse and those who he says helped to cover it up.PROSECUTORIAL ZEALThe national public prosecutor instructed all provincial prosecutors in June to pursue sex abuse allegations more vigorously.
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