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Pope Appoints Bishop With Shady Past

Pope Francis’s latest appointment, a Chilean bishop with a shady past, is raising concerns from the Vatican’s sex abuse advisory board. Bishop Juan Barros was installed last week amid protests in Chile. Members of Pope Francis’s sex abuse advisory commission warned against appointing Barros, who is accused of covering up for Rev. Fernando Karadima, who was sanctioned in 2011 for sexually abusing minors. “It goes completely against what he [Francis] has said in the past about those who protect abusers,” a commission member told AP. “The voice of the survivors is being ignored, the concerns of the people and many clergy in Chile are being ignored and the safety of children in this diocese is being left in the hands of a bishop about whom there are grave concerns for his commitment to child protection.”