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How could Bishop Barros stay in office when it was clear he was such a liability?

Barros is one of three Chilean bishops whose resignations the Pope has accepted

Is the Church’s way of appointing bishops fit for purpose?

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A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Those who misled the Pope ‘no doubt felt they were protecting the institution’, says Marie Collins

‘I ask forgiveness of all those I have offended,’ Pope says in letter to Chilean bishops

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

When a bishop loses the confidence of his flock, the sooner he goes the better

The bishop is accused of witnessing and covering up abuse. He denies the claims