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Chilean Prosecutors Say Church Abuse Investigations Triple

by Aislinn Laing, Reuters 09-04-2018

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The number of cases of abuse in Chile's Roman Catholic Church under investigation by prosecutors has more than tripled to 119 in the past month, the national prosecuting authority said on Friday. Among the 167 people under investigation are seven bishops and 96 priests, accused of unspecified abuses of 178 alleged victims, including 79 minors, the authority said.