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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017 photo, demonstrators sustain afloat the Mapuche nation's flag during a protest against the arrests of several Mapuches, in Santiago, Chile. Pope Francis will meet with indigenous groups during his Chile, Peru visit beginning Jan. 15, 2018. The Chilean stop is more delicate as the visit comes as some radical Mapuche groups have been staging violent protests, occupying and burning farms, churches and lumber trucks to demand the return of their land. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo, File)
January 13, 2018 - 2:06 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' trip to Chile and Peru, originally aimed at highlighting the plight of indigenous peoples and the delicate Amazon ecosystem, is being overshadowed by the Catholic Church's dismal record confronting priestly sex abuse in Chile and political turmoil in Peru. On the...
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Deputy Interior Secretary Aleuy Mahmud exits the Santa Isabel de Hungria Catholic Church, past a door damaged in an overnight fire bomb attack, in Santiago, Chile, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Three churches were attacked with fire bombs in Santiago overnight with leaflets dropped at the scene against the upcoming visit of Pope Francis, and calling for a "free" Mapuche nation. Nobody was injured or arrested. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
January 12, 2018 - 4:08 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — President Michelle Bachelet asked Chileans on Friday to receive Pope Francis in a "climate of respect," hours after three Roman Catholic churches were firebombed and a note left at the scene threatening the pontiff. In the overnight attacks in Santiago, the capital and...
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Deputy Interior Secretary Aleuy Mahmud exits the Santa Isabel de Hungria Catholic Church, past a door damaged in an overnight fire bomb attack, in Santiago, Chile, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Three churches were attacked with fire bombs in Santiago overnight with leaflets dropped at the scene against the upcoming visit of Pope Francis, and calling for a "free" Mapuche nation. Nobody was injured or arrested. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
January 12, 2018 - 2:51 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — President Michelle Bachelet asked Chileans on Friday to receive Pope Francis in a "climate of respect," hours after three Roman Catholic churches were firebombed and a note left at the scene threatening the pontiff. In the overnight attacks in Santiago, the capital and...
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Deputy Interior Secretary Aleuy Mahmud exits the Santa Isabel de Hungria Catholic Church, past a door damaged in an overnight fire bomb attack, in Santiago, Chile, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Three churches were attacked with fire bombs in Santiago overnight with leaflets dropped at the scene against the upcoming visit of Pope Francis, and calling for a "free" Mapuche nation. Nobody was injured or arrested. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
January 12, 2018 - 1:56 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — President Michelle Bachelet asked Chileans on Friday to receive Pope Francis in a "climate of respect," hours after three Roman Catholic Churches were firebombed and a note left at the scene threatening the pontiff. In the overnight attacks in Santiago, the capital and...
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In this image taken from video shot Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, by China Aid and provided to the Associated Press, clouds of debris billow during the demolition of the Golden Lampstand Church in Linfen in northern China's Shanxi province. Witnesses and overseas activists say paramilitary troops known as the People's Armed Police used excavators and dynamite on Tuesday to destroy the Golden Lampstand Church, a Christian mega-church that clashed with the government. (China Aid via AP)
January 11, 2018 - 9:18 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in northern China's coal country have demolished a well-known Christian mega-church, underscoring long-standing tensions between religious groups and the officially atheistic Communist Party. Witnesses and overseas activists say paramilitary People's Armed Police forces...
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Anne Barrett Doyle, co-director of BishopAccountability.org, a U.S.-based group that has compiled a clergy abuse database, shows images of Catholic clerics implicated in abuse cases against children and teens, during a press conference, in Santiago Chile, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. The Vatican was planning to ask three Chilean bishops to resign their positions and take a year’s sabbatical after they were accused of knowing about sexual abuse by Chile’s most notorious pedophile, according to a confidential 2015 letter from Pope Francis to Chile’s bishops. But the plan went awry after word got out. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
January 11, 2018 - 4:49 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Vatican was so concerned about fallout from Chile's most notorious pedophile priest that it planned to ask three Chilean bishops accused of knowing about his crimes to resign and take a year's sabbatical, according to a confidential 2015 letter from Pope Francis obtained...
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January 11, 2018 - 8:31 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says Pope Francis will meet with two victims of Chile's military dictatorship and isn't ruling out a possible private meeting with victims of clerical sex abuse during his upcoming trip. Spokesman Greg Burke made the comments Thursday when announcing details of the...
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In this image taken from video shot Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, by China Aid and provided to the Associated Press, clouds of debris billow during the demolition of the Golden Lampstand Church in Linfen in northern China's Shanxi province. Witnesses and overseas activists say paramilitary troops known as the People's Armed Police used excavators and dynamite on Tuesday to destroy the Golden Lampstand Church, a Christian mega-church that clashed with the government. (China Aid via AP)
January 11, 2018 - 4:00 am
BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in northern China's coal country this week demolished a well-known Christian mega-church, underscoring long-standing tensions between religious groups and the officially atheistic Communist Party. Witnesses and overseas activists say paramilitary People's Armed Police...
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In this image taken from video shot Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, by China Aid and provided to the Associated Press, clouds of debris billow during the demolition of the Golden Lampstand Church in Linfen in northern China's Shanxi province. Witnesses and overseas activists say paramilitary troops known as the People's Armed Police used excavators and dynamite on Tuesday to destroy the Golden Lampstand Church, a Christian mega-church that clashed with the government. (China Aid via AP)
January 11, 2018 - 2:45 am
BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in northern China's coal country this week demolished a well-known Christian mega-church, underscoring long-standing tensions between religious groups and the officially atheistic Communist Party. Witnesses and overseas activists say paramilitary People's Armed Police...
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January 11, 2018 - 1:10 am
BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in northern China's coal country have demolished a Christian mega-church that clashed with the government. The action underscores long-standing tensions between religious groups and the officially atheistic Communist Party that strives for complete political and social...
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