They did not receive an answer, although it was confirmed that the letters had been received.” Pope Francis was asked to tape a personal message via video for Osorno Catholics.
He told them, “The Church has lost (part of its) freedom by allowing politicians to put ideas in the heads (of Church members), by judging a bishop without any proof after 20 years in service. [T]he claim of Osorno can be more than just Karadima, because we have realized that what sustains Barros in Osorno is a crooked institution.” Peter Saunders, one of only two survivors of clerical sex abuse on Pope Francis’ Child Protection Commission, said he will be joining the demonstrations in Chile.
The Laity of Osorno organization also sent innumerable letters with the same request “to the Apostolic Palace, the Vatican embassy, bishops, cardinals, friends of the pope and other Vatican officials.We too can learn (and the Vatican agrees) from the best scientists of our day, not in the field of animal behaviour, but in the modern discipline of human sexuality and related fields.The findings by these scientists are that sexuality is a fundamental part of our human make-up, that diverse orientations are entirely natural, that a healthy and active sexual life can contribute directly to both physical and mental health, and that sexual expression serves many more purposes than simply procreation alone.Pope Francis will face significant hostility when he visits Chile Jan. Demonstrations have been planned to protest his response to clerical sex abuse.There had been a near riot in Osorno when Pope Francis assigned Juan Barros Madrid as bishop in 2015. Fernando Karadima, accused Barros of sometimes being present while Karadima abused them and then covering-up for the priest.