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Churches attacked, Chile reviews security ahead of Pope's visit

Churches attacked, Chile reviews security ahead of Pope's visit

Being afraid and concerned about the impact of migration is not a sin, Pope Francis said, but it is a sin to let those fears lead to a refusal to help people in need.

Francis, whose defense of refugees and migrants is well-known, is expected to address Chile's growing immigrant community when he travels Thursday to the northern city of Iquique, home to almost two dozen migrant slums.

Entrusting the world's migrants and refugees to the care of Mary, Most Holy, the Pope concluded by asking her intercession, that "responding to the supreme commandment of charity and love of neighbor, may we all learn to love the other, the stranger, as ourselves".

"The sin is to allow these fears to determine our responses, to limit our choices, to compromise respect and generosity, to feed hostility and rejection", he said. "We attack with the fire of combat, exploding your disgusting morals", the pamphlets said, and also called for the liberation of "all political prisoners in the world".

Thousands of migrants and refugees now living in Rome, but coming from more than 60 countries, joined Pope Francis and an worldwide group of cardinals, bishops and priests for the Mass in St. Peter's Basilica.

Pinera added that Chile would receive the pope "with joy and peace".

Pope Francis, a native of Argentina and the first Latin American pope, will travel to Peru after Chile. The Vatican confirmed in 2011 that Karadima engaged in sexual abuse, and Pope Francis ignited controversy in 2015 when he named one of Karadima's proteges as bishop of the southern diocese of Osorno. Karadima has denied the allegations and Barros said he was unaware of any wrongdoing.

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On his visit to Peru, the second leg of the January 15-22 tour, Francis will also find a destabilizing political corruption crisis has reopened wounds from one of the country's darkest periods of human rights abuses.

A poll by Santiago-based think tank Latinobarometro this month showed that the number of Chileans calling themselves Catholics fell to 45 percent past year, from 74 percent in 1995.

Pope Francis' trip to Chile and Peru, originally aimed at highlighting the plight of indigenous peoples and the delicate Amazon ecosystem, is being overshadowed by the Catholic Church's dismal record confronting priestly sex abuse in Chile and political turmoil in Peru.

Chile also has a handful of anarchist groups that periodically attack property and clash with police during protests.

Abuse scandals will also cast a shadow on the pope's stop in Peru, where he arrives on Thursday. The society's founder is accused of sexually and physically abusing children and former members of the group.

Many Mapuche there now live in poverty on the borders of timber company land or ranches owned by the descendants of the Europeans who colonized the area after the indigenous resistance was quelled.

President Michelle Bachelet a year ago asked for forgiveness from the Mapuche community for such "errors and horrors".


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