Pope Francis expresses 'pain, shame' over Chile sex abuse scandal

It is the first time he has commented on the crisis surrounding a former priest who was found guilty in 2011 of abusing teenage boys.

by

    In Chile, Pope Francis has expressed what he's called his "pain and shame" over the country's sexual abuse scandal.

    It is the first time he has commented on the crisis surrounding a former priest who was found guilty in 2011 of abusing teenage boys. The remarks came before he held an outdoor mass in the capital, Santiago.

    Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Santiago.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.