Abuse charges test Chile's Catholic faithful

Many Chileans leaving church amid dismay over continuing sexual abuse allegations.

    As Mexico prepares to host Pope Benedict XIV, the Latin American faithful have been rocked by continued allegations of sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic priests.

    Throughout Latin America, the Vatican has been accused of covering up dozens of abuse cases spanning decades.

    In the staunchly Catholic nation of Chile, reports of abuse are leading many away from the church.

    Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Santiago.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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