Vatican Prosecutor Arrives in Chile to Investigate Case

Santiago de Chile, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The Archbishop of Malta, Monsignor Charles Scicluna, arrived in Chile to begin today with interviews that seek to clarify a case of complicity in sexual abuse of the church.
Scicluna is a prosecutor of the tribunal of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, in charge of investigating the 'delicta graviora', who will have to report to Pope Francisco on February 26.

The inquiries now focus on the alleged cover-up of Bishop Juan Barros to the priest Fernando Karadima, condemned for sexual abuse of minors, although he already made an advance when collecting a testimony in New York.

In a statement, the Episcopal Conference of Chile stated that the Holy Father's envoy, 'will listen between Tuesday and Friday to those who wanted to contribute elements around the situation of Monsignor Juan Barros.'

The entire process will be carried out at the Apostolic Nunciature headquarters, where he will receive, among others, contributions from Doctor James Hamilton and Juan Andrés Murillo, which will be added to those obtained from Juan Carlos Cruz in New York.