(MENAFN) Chile has welcomed Pope Francis in a trip that took place amid allegations of child sexual abuse made against nearly eighty members of Chilean clergy.
Even though the Vatican's court has already convicted several priests, the Pope's three-day visit is to be accompanied with protests that are predicted to break out over a suspected cover-up.
Before he makes his journey to Peru on Thursday, an open-air Mass in the capital Santiago set for Tuesday is to be a major event in the Pope's visit as he also plans to gather with victims of Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship.
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