Pope de­frocks two bish­ops for sex abuse of mi­nors

Hindustan Times (Delhi) - - CORPORATE BUZZ -

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.

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