Three Catholic bishops tender resignation letter over sex abuse scandal

Three Chilean Bishops have presented their resignations letters to Pope Francis over allegation of sexual misconduct.

Pope Francis accepted their resignations following sex abuse scandals, including Bishop Juan Barros of Osorno, the city at the centre of the uproar, the Telegraph UK reports.

All Chile’s 34 bishops had offered to resign en masse in May after attending a crisis meeting with the pope over allegations of a cover-up of sexual abuse in the South American nation.

The Pope accepted the resignation of the three bishops on Monday but it was not immediately clear if the move meant that he would not accept any of the other resignations. Read more

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