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Vatican team returns to Chile to ‘ask forgiveness’ for clergy sex...

VATICAN CITY — Arriving on his second visit to Chile, Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta said his mission to the country is a sign...

Chileans speak to Vatican team investigating cover-up charges

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Chilean clergy sex abuse victims gave testimony to a Vatican team sent to investigate charges that church officials covered up the...

Pope Francis leaves Chile, Peru with consistent message of unity, dialogue

Catholic News Service LIMA, Peru -- Pope Francis tackled politically charged issues during his weeklong visit to Chile and Peru, decrying human trafficking, environmental destruction,...

Pope to Mapuche: No culture better than another

Catholic News Service TEMUCO, Chile -- Celebrating Mass in a land steeped in indigenous history and culture, Pope Francis said the greatest threat facing humanity...

Sea of humanity greets pope at Mass in Santiago

Catholic News Service SANTIAGO, Chile -- The beatitudes are not cheap words for those who think they know it all yet do not commit to...

Pope seeks forgiveness in Chile for ‘irreparable damage’

SANTIAGO, Chile (CNS) -- Pope Francis, in his first formal speech in Chile, asked forgiveness from those who were sexually abused by priests. Addressing government...

Pope praises Peru, Chile for serving those ‘discarded by society’

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Less than a week before embarking on a seven-day visit to South America, Pope Francis said he would go...

Salesian-run school prepares for papal visit to Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile (CNS) -- The playground at the Salesian-run school is filled with children in brightly colored swimsuits, laughing and screaming as young Catholic...

Chile, Peru eager for weeklong visit from pope

TEMUCO, Chile -- Sergio Catalaf's son was just 3 days old when police arrested the Mapuche Indian leader, accusing him of terrorism. He and...

Pope drawn into Bolivian-Chilean coastline controversy

Catholic News Service SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia — Pope Francis had barely touched Bolivian soil when President Evo Morales brought up the touchiest topic in the...

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