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Statement of Holy See Press Office concerning mission of Archbishop Charles Scicluna

The Holy See Press Office has revealed that Maltese Archbishop Charles Scicluna has been sent to Chile to receive information on the case of Bishop Juan Barros.

On Tuesday, the Holy See Press Office issued the following statement concerning Pope Francis decision to send Achbishop Charles Scicluna to Chile to hear information concerning the case of Bishop Juan Barros of Osorno: 

"Regarding some recently received information concerning the case of Bishop Juan de la Cruz Barros Madrid, Bishop of Osorno (Chile), the Holy Father arranged for Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna, Archbishop of Malta and President of the College for the examination of appeals (in matters of delicta graviora) for the Ordinary Session of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, to go to Santiago de Chile to listen to those who have expressed the will to submit elements in their possession."

30 January 2018, 15:30