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Chile's bishops acknowledged they had "failed to fulfill our duty by not listening, believing, attending or accompanying the victims of grave sins" after a five-day meeting to discuss the clergy sexual abuse crisis.
"My dream is that from this crisis, we are able to learn and renew the church, I want the laity in Chile to help to make a new, better church."
Around 20,000 Venezuelans have arrived in Chile this year; the vast majority of them say they are fleeing the political crisis in their country in search of a better life.