Chilean Police Make First Arrest in Church Abuse Scandal

Chilean police have arrested a former Roman Catholic Church official after he confessed earlier this year to sexually abusing at least five children, a state

prosecutor said Thursday.

The arrest was the first since authorities launched a major investigation this year into cases of abuse within Chile's Catholic Church, which Vatican officials accused in February of "grave negligence" and a cover-up in its handling of sex abuse allegations.

Oscar Munoz, who served as chancellor of the archdiocese of Santiago, confessed in January to church authorities that he sexually abused at least five children, according to prosecutor Emiliano Arias, who ordered his arrest...

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By: VOA - 7 days ago

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