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The Latest: Chile abuse victim: the story is finally heard

NEW YORK – The Latest on the Vatican sex-crimes investigator meeting in New York with one of the main victims in the Chilean abuse scandal (all times are local):

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An important victim in the Chilean sex-abuse scandal says he feels his story has finally been heard after a meeting with a Vatican sex-crimes investigator for more than three hours.

Whistleblower Juan Carlos Cruz, a meeting with Archbishop Charles scicluna worked at a Roman Catholic church in Manhattan on Saturday.

Scicluna worked examine accusations against Bishop Juan Barros, a protégé of Chile’s most notorious predator priest, the Rev. Fernando Karadima.

Cruz and two others have said Barros was a witness of the abuse Karadima inflicted on them and ignored it. Barros has refused to see or know of the abuse.

The scandal has tarred the reputation of Pope Francis. Francis upset many when he appointed Barros a bishop in 2015. On Saturday, the pope revived his lapsed sexual abuse advisory commission by the appointment of new members.

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A Vatican sex-crimes investigator meeting in New York with one of the main victims in the Chilean abuse scandal.

Saturday is the meeting between the Archbishop Charles scicluna worked and the whistleblower Juan Carlos Cruz, will take place at a Roman Catholic church in Manhattan.

Scicluna worked examine accusations against Bishop Juan Barros, a protégé of Chile’s most notorious predator priest, the Rev. Fernando Karadima.

Cruz and two others have said Barros was a witness of the abuse Karadima inflicted on them and ignored it. Barros has refused to see or know of the abuse.

The scandal has tarred the reputation of Pope Francis. Francis upset many when he appointed Barros a bishop in 2015.

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