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Chile bishops return home, vow to help reform

VATICAN CITY: Chilean bishops are arriving back home after their emergency summit with Pope Francis over a sex abuse and cover-up scandal, saying they are committed to helping the pope “clean up” the Chilean church.

Bishop Carlos Pellegrin, of Chillan, told reporters at Santiago’s airport Friday that in offering to resign en masse, the bishops didn’t want to suggest they were “abandoning ship” and leaving the pope alone to deal with their mess.

He said: “We are at his total disposition to clean up what we have to do, to ensure protocols that will help us care for victims better.”

He was the only bishop of a group of around ten arriving from Rome who spoke to reporters.

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