The Chilean bishops said the contents of the leaked document were “deplorable” and showed an “unacceptable abuse of power and conscience.”
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In the biggest shake-up yet in the Catholic Church's long-running sex abuse scandal, every active Chilean bishop offered to resign Friday over what Pope Francis said was their "grave negligence" in investigating abuse and protecting children. The bishops announced at the end of an emergency Vatican summit in Rome that all 31 active bishops had signed a document offering to resign.Francis had cited the report in footnotes of a 10-page document he handed over to each Chilean bishop at the start of the summit.Barros and two other Karadima-trained bishops were among the 31 who offered to resign.
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