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Pope Receives More From Chile at Santa Marta to Work Toward Preventing Abuses & Cover Ups in Future

‘The goal of the meeting was to collect information and exchange views on the steps that are being taken in Chile to deal with cases of abuse and to prevent them from happening again.’

Below is a working English translation of the declaration that the Vice-director of the Holy See Press Office, Paloma Garcia Ovejero, issued Friday evening, August 10, 2018, in Rome:

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The Holy Father Pope Francis received this morning in his residence Domus Santa Marta Monsignor Juan Ignacio González, Bishop of San Bernardo (Chile), and Ana María Celis Brunet, President of the Chilean National Council for the Prevention of Abuses and Accompaniment of Victims.

The goal of the meeting was to collect information and exchange views on the steps that are being taken in Chile to deal with cases of abuse and to prevent them from happening again. An important point of the conversation has been about the suffering of the victims and their need to find consolation and healing.

Pope Francis, who follows with interest each step forward made by the Chilean Episcopal Conference, has expressed his wish that they continue to clarify all questions in order to be able to give an appropriate response to everyone.

[Working English Translation by Deborah Castellano Lubov, Zenit Vatican Correspondent]

About Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is a Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in four languages). She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, at times from the papal flight, and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio and BBC. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, UK Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside the Vatican, and other Catholic news outlets. She has also collaborated with the Vatican in various projects, including an internship at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and is a collaborator with NBC Universal, NBC News, Euronews, EWTN and Salt & Light. For 'The Other Francis': https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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