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Friday 18 April 2014

Chilean bishop accused of abuse resigns

The Pope has accepted the resignation of a Chilean bishop who is under investigation by the Vatican for allegedly sexually abusing a minor.

THE Pope has accepted the resignation of a Chilean bishop who is under investigation by the Vatican for allegedly sexually abusing a minor.

The resignation of Bishop Marco Antonio Ordenes Fernandez (47) of Iquique, Chile, marks only the second known time a bishop has resigned amid sex abuse allegations. In 2010, the then-Bishop of Bruges, Roger Vangheluwe, quit after admitting he had molested his nephew for years starting when he was a young boy.

Irish Independent

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