Pope Francis Defrocks 2 Chilean Priests In Deepening Sex Abuse Scandal

Chilean demonstrators light candles during an August vigil in Santiago that protested the sex abuse scandal roiling the Catholic Church.

The two high-ranking retired clerics, Archbishop Francisco José Cox Huneeus and Bishop Marco Antonio Órdenes Fernández, were expelled from the priesthood due to alleged “manifest abuse of minors.”

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