Abuse commission members see O’Malley about Barros Premium16 April 2015 | by Hannah Roberts in Rome
Members of the commission advising the Vatican on tackling clerical sex abuse travelled to Rome last Sunday to question the appointment of a Chilean bishop accused of orchestrating a cover-up, writes Hannah Roberts.Peter Saunders, an abuse survivor, and three other lay members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, met the commission’s head, Cardinal Sean O’Malley, about the decision Mr Saunders called a “disastrous move”. The other committee members were abuse survivor Marie Collins, Baroness (Sheila) Hollins and Dr Catherine Bonnet.Juan Barros Madrid was installed as Bishop of Osorno, Chile, last month amid protests in the cathedral. Victims allege that Barros covered up abuse by convicted paedophile Fernando Karadima, including som
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