Pope Francis was deprived of the Holy orders of two bishops of the Catholic Church in Chile: bishops of Iquique and La Serena. This was announced at the day of the meeting of the Pope with President of Chile Sebastian Pinera.
In September Pope Francis defrocked 88-year-old priest Fernando Karadima, who appeared before the court. He is accused that he had molested a juvenile for several decades.
In Chile, the investigation of cases of pedophilia in the Church has acquired a large scale. Among the 119 suspects, and priests, and related Church organizations the laity.
In may of this year on a personal audience with Francis 34 Chilean Bishop filed a petition for collective dismissal.