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Bishop ordained amid protest

Published:Sunday | March 22, 2015 | 12:00 AM


A bishop was ordained in southern Chile yesterday amid riot police and shouting protesters who accuse him of covering up crimes of a mentor the Vatican has sanctioned for abusing young boys.

Hundreds of churchgoers dressed in the black of mourning denounced the 58-year-old Reverend Juan Barros as he took over as bishop of the southern city of Osorno.

Many called for him to immediately resign.

Police had to escort Barros out of the church after his ordination, which was attended by only 15 of the country's 35 bishops and about 20 of the 35 priests in the diocese.