Pope defrocks two bishops for sex abuse of minors
VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis has defrocked two Chilean bishops for the alleged sexual abuse of minors, the Vatican said in a statement on Saturday. The decision to expel former archbishop Francisco Jose Cox Huneeus and former bishop
Marco Antonio Ordenes Fernandez could not be appealed, it said. Defrocking is considered the harshest penalty for priests and means the offender is forbidden from exercising any clerical duties at all, even in private.