Sex abuse, political turmoil overshadow pope in Chile, Peru

Sex abuse, political turmoil overshadow pope in Chile, Peru

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)
A church employee surveys the damage caused by an overnight fire bomb attack at the Emmanuel Catholic Church, in Santiago, Chile, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Three churches were attacked with fire bombs in Santiago overnight, dropping leaflets 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)
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)
A woman holds up a leaflet left in an overnight fire bomb attack at the Emmanuel Catholic Church, in Santiago, Chile, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Three churches were attacked with fire bombs in Santiago overnight, dropping leaflets 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)
A church employee walks past a door damaged in an overnight firebomb attack at the Santa Isabel de Hungria Catholic Church, in Santiago, Chile, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Three churches were attacked with fire bombs in Santiago overnight, dropping leaflets 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)
FILE - In this June 24, 2016 file photo, Pope Francis deplanes upon his arrival in Yerevan, Armenia. Francis' trip to Chile and Peru, beginning Jan. 15, 2018, originally aimed at highlighting the plight of indigenous peoples and the delicate Amazon ecosystem, is being overshadowed by the Catholic Church's dismal record on confronting priestly sex abuse in Chile and political turmoil in Peru. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
Deputy Interior Secretary Aleuy Mahmud, center, 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. On the eve of a papal visit, vandals fire-bombed three churches in the Chilean capital and warned in a leaflet that "the next bombs will be in your cassock", an unprecedented threat against the pope and a violent start to what were already expected to be the first-ever protests against Pope Francis on a foreign trip. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
FILE - In this June 9, 2016 photo, a group of masked men stand destroy a crucifixion of Jesus Christ after they removed it from a Catholic church, in Santiago, Chile. The Vatican agreed to the Jan. 15-18 Chile papal visit knowing well that the local church had lost much of the moral authority it earned during the Pinochet dictatorship. But now, the Catholic Church has been largely marginalized, criticized as out-of-touch with today's secular Chile and discredited by its botched handling of a notorious pedophile priest. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez, File)
FILE - In this March 3, 2010 file photo, Haitian cousins Pierre Richard Desarmes, from left, Philomene Seraphin, and Jean Mary Pierre, chat online from San Bernardo, Chile, with family members living in Haiti. Chile has experienced Latin American biggest migrant boom, outpacing Mexico and Brazil with migrant numbers increasing some 4.9 percent from 2010-2015, according to U.N. and church statistics.
Most of the newcomers are Haitians. (AP Photo/Jorge Sanchez, File)
FILE - In this April 2, 2014 file photo, locals inspect a boat washed ashore by a small tsunami, in the northern town of Iquique, Chile, after magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck the northern coast of Chile. Pope Francis is expected to address Chile's growing immigrant community when he travels to the northern city of Iquique on Jan. 18, 2018, home to nearly two dozen migrant slums. (AP Photo/Cristian Vivero, File) NO PUBLICAR EN CHILE
FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2015 file photo, Fernando Karadima, Chile's most infamous pedophile priest, leaves a courthouse after testifying in a case that three of his victims brought against the country's Catholic Church, in Santiago, Chile. Chile's church has yet to recover its credibility following the scandal over Karadima, a charismatic preacher who had a huge following in Santiago and was responsible for training hundreds of priests and five bishops. The Vatican in 2011 sentenced Karadima to a lifetime of "penance and prayer" after confirming what his victims had been saying for years, but that Chile's Catholic leadership refused to believe: that Karadima sexually abused them. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo, File)
FILE - In this March 17, 2017 file photo, a woman is pulled to safety in a zipline harness in Lima, Peru. Pope Francis specifically wants to visit Trujillo and the northern area hard hit by floods and mudslides last March in the worst environmental calamity to strike Peru in nearly two decades. The El Nino storms killed more than 100 people, ruined thousands of field of crops, destroyed bridges, infrastructure and 800 villages, along with thousands of homes in an already poor area. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017 file photo, people wearing masks of Peruvian politicians pretend to be prisoners during a protest calling for justice after the Odebrecht corruption scandal in Lima, Peru. Pope Francis frequently rails against corruption during his foreign trips, calling it more insidious than sin and a plague that harms the poorest the most. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)
FILE - This Nov. 11, 2014 file photo shows a deforested area dotted with blue tarps, marking the area where miners reside, and craters filled with water, caused by illegal gold mining activities, in La Pampa, in Peru's Madre de Dios region. Pope Francis outlined his ecological agenda in his landmark 2015 encyclica "Praise Be," where he railed against the exploitation of the world's natural resources by wealthy multinationals at the expense of the poor and indigenous peoples who need them to survive. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)

Sex abuse, political turmoil overshadow pope in Chile, Peru

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)
A church employee surveys the damage caused by an overnight fire bomb attack at the Emmanuel Catholic Church, in Santiago, Chile, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Three churches were attacked with fire bombs in Santiago overnight, dropping leaflets 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)
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)
A woman holds up a leaflet left in an overnight fire bomb attack at the Emmanuel Catholic Church, in Santiago, Chile, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Three churches were attacked with fire bombs in Santiago overnight, dropping leaflets 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)
A church employee walks past a door damaged in an overnight firebomb attack at the Santa Isabel de Hungria Catholic Church, in Santiago, Chile, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Three churches were attacked with fire bombs in Santiago overnight, dropping leaflets 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)
FILE - In this June 24, 2016 file photo, Pope Francis deplanes upon his arrival in Yerevan, Armenia. Francis' trip to Chile and Peru, beginning Jan. 15, 2018, originally aimed at highlighting the plight of indigenous peoples and the delicate Amazon ecosystem, is being overshadowed by the Catholic Church's dismal record on confronting priestly sex abuse in Chile and political turmoil in Peru. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
Deputy Interior Secretary Aleuy Mahmud, center, 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. On the eve of a papal visit, vandals fire-bombed three churches in the Chilean capital and warned in a leaflet that "the next bombs will be in your cassock", an unprecedented threat against the pope and a violent start to what were already expected to be the first-ever protests against Pope Francis on a foreign trip. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
FILE - In this June 9, 2016 photo, a group of masked men stand destroy a crucifixion of Jesus Christ after they removed it from a Catholic church, in Santiago, Chile. The Vatican agreed to the Jan. 15-18 Chile papal visit knowing well that the local church had lost much of the moral authority it earned during the Pinochet dictatorship. But now, the Catholic Church has been largely marginalized, criticized as out-of-touch with today's secular Chile and discredited by its botched handling of a notorious pedophile priest. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez, File)
FILE - In this March 3, 2010 file photo, Haitian cousins Pierre Richard Desarmes, from left, Philomene Seraphin, and Jean Mary Pierre, chat online from San Bernardo, Chile, with family members living in Haiti. Chile has experienced Latin American biggest migrant boom, outpacing Mexico and Brazil with migrant numbers increasing some 4.9 percent from 2010-2015, according to U.N. and church statistics.
Most of the newcomers are Haitians. (AP Photo/Jorge Sanchez, File)
FILE - In this April 2, 2014 file photo, locals inspect a boat washed ashore by a small tsunami, in the northern town of Iquique, Chile, after magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck the northern coast of Chile. Pope Francis is expected to address Chile's growing immigrant community when he travels to the northern city of Iquique on Jan. 18, 2018, home to nearly two dozen migrant slums. (AP Photo/Cristian Vivero, File) NO PUBLICAR EN CHILE
FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2015 file photo, Fernando Karadima, Chile's most infamous pedophile priest, leaves a courthouse after testifying in a case that three of his victims brought against the country's Catholic Church, in Santiago, Chile. Chile's church has yet to recover its credibility following the scandal over Karadima, a charismatic preacher who had a huge following in Santiago and was responsible for training hundreds of priests and five bishops. The Vatican in 2011 sentenced Karadima to a lifetime of "penance and prayer" after confirming what his victims had been saying for years, but that Chile's Catholic leadership refused to believe: that Karadima sexually abused them. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo, File)
FILE - In this March 17, 2017 file photo, a woman is pulled to safety in a zipline harness in Lima, Peru. Pope Francis specifically wants to visit Trujillo and the northern area hard hit by floods and mudslides last March in the worst environmental calamity to strike Peru in nearly two decades. The El Nino storms killed more than 100 people, ruined thousands of field of crops, destroyed bridges, infrastructure and 800 villages, along with thousands of homes in an already poor area. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017 file photo, people wearing masks of Peruvian politicians pretend to be prisoners during a protest calling for justice after the Odebrecht corruption scandal in Lima, Peru. Pope Francis frequently rails against corruption during his foreign trips, calling it more insidious than sin and a plague that harms the poorest the most. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)
FILE - This Nov. 11, 2014 file photo shows a deforested area dotted with blue tarps, marking the area where miners reside, and craters filled with water, caused by illegal gold mining activities, in La Pampa, in Peru's Madre de Dios region. Pope Francis outlined his ecological agenda in his landmark 2015 encyclica "Praise Be," where he railed against the exploitation of the world's natural resources by wealthy multinationals at the expense of the poor and indigenous peoples who need them to survive. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)
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