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Chile: Former bishop questioned in sexual abuse case

FILE -- In this March 21, 2015 file photo, Rev. Juan Barros, center, stands as he attends his ordination ceremony as bishop in Osorno, southern Chile. Barros has been questioned on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, by authorities about allegations he covered up the sexual abuse of minors by a former air force chaplain. (AP Photo/Mario Mendoza Cabrera, File) CHILE OUT - NO USAR EN CHILE

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A former Chilean bishop was questioned by authorities Wednesday about allegations he covered up the sexual abuse of minors by a former air force chaplain.

Juan Barros was interrogated for almost four hours by prosecutor Sergio Moya in Rancagua, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of the capital.

Moya said the retired bishop answered all questions, which centered on the case of former chaplain Pedro Quiroz.

Moya said Barros was warned that he could be summoned to testify in other cases related to sexual abuse of minors by members of the Roman Catholic Church.

Barros told reporters that he hopes “everything will be cleared up for the better.”

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