Chile: Former bishop questioned in sexual abuse case | iNFOnews | Thompson-Okanagan's News Source

Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy
5.4°C

Chile: Former bishop questioned in sexual abuse case

FILE -- In this March 21, 2015 file photo, Rev. Juan Barros, center, stands as he attends his ordination ceremony as bishop in Osorno, southern Chile. Barros has been questioned on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, by authorities about allegations he covered up the sexual abuse of minors by a former air force chaplain. (AP Photo/Mario Mendoza Cabrera, File) CHILE OUT - NO USAR EN CHILE
November 14, 2018 - 11:04 AM

SANTIAGO, Chile - A former bishop in Chile has been questioned by authorities about allegations he covered up the sexual abuse of minors by a former air force chaplain.

Juan Barros was interrogated for almost four hours Wednesday by prosecutor Sergio Moya in Rancagua, 50 miles (80 kilometres) south of the capital.

Moya said that the retired bishop answered all questions, which centred on the case of former chaplain Pedro Quiroz.

Moya said Barros was warned that he could be summoned to testify in other cases related to sexual abuse of minors by members of the Catholic Church.

Barros told reporters he hopes "everything will be cleared up for the better."

News from © The Associated Press, 2018
The Associated Press

  • Popular penticton News
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile