This week about 200 migrants, the vast majority Venezuelans, were stranded on the border between Peru and Chile trying to enter Chilean territory after a change of regulations in Peru slowed their movement.
Cox resigned his bishop's post in 1997 amid rumors of his closeness to young people, though he had not been charged at the time. He moved to Germany in 2002 and was expelled from the Catholic Church this past October.
The Catholic Church worldwide is reeling from crises involving sexual abuse of minors, deeply damaging confidence in the Church in Chile, but also in the United States, Australia, and Ireland where the scandal has hit hardest, and elsewhere.
``May the Lord reward you abundantly for this communal and pastoral effort,'' the pope said in the letter, which is dated Aug. 5. ``The decisions (of the bishops) are realistic and concrete. I'm sure that they will decidedly help on this process.''
A powerful magnitude-8.3 earthquake hit off Chile’s northern coast Wednesday night, causing buildings to sway in the capital of Santiago and bringing flooding from small tsunami waves in some shore towns. Five deaths were reported by AFP. It also reported that about one million were evacuated. Officials were still checking the region late into the […]