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Pope Francis celebrates Mass at O'Higgins Park in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.  Francis begged for forgiveness Tuesday for the “irreparable damage” done to children who were raped and molested by priests, opening his visit to Chile by diving head-first into a scandal that has greatly hurt the Catholic Church’s credibility here and cast a cloud over his visit. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
The Latest: Pope talks in Chile of pain caused by sex abuseThe Latest: Pope Francis is telling Chile's priests that sexual abuse of children not only has caused pain to the victims but also to the priests who have been held collectively responsible for the crimes of a few
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Pope Francis celebrates Mass at O'Higgins Park in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.  Francis begged for forgiveness Tuesday for the “irreparable damage” done to children who were raped and molested by priests, opening his visit to Chile by diving head-first into a scandal that has greatly hurt the Catholic Church’s credibility here and cast a cloud over his visit. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
Pope begs forgiveness for 'irreparable' harm from sex abusePope Francis has begged for forgiveness for the "irreparable damage" done to children who have been raped and molested by priests, diving into a scandal that has greatly hurt the Catholic Church's credibility in Chile where he is visiting
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Members of the Venezuelan Bolivarian Intelligence Service arrive to the Junquito highway during an operation to capture Oscar Perez, according to officials, in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Venezuelan special forces exchanged gunfire Monday with the rebellious police officer who has been on the run since leading a high-profile attack in Caracas last year, officials said. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Rebel ex-policeman among dead in Venezuela shootoutOfficials in Venezuela confirm that a rebellious police officer who led a dramatic attack in Caracas last year was among seven killed in a violent shootout with security forces
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7 dead in Colombia military helicopter crashSeven people have been confirmed dead in a military helicopter crash in northern Colombia
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Venezuelan authorities confirm rebellious police officer killed in confrontation with troopsVenezuelan authorities confirm rebellious police officer killed in confrontation with troops
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In this picture made available Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, Pope Francis is welcomed by Chile's President Michelle Bachelet, right, upon his arrival at the international airport in Santiago, Chile, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
The Latest: 3 churches firebombed in Chile during pope visitThree churches have been firebombed in Chile on the first full day of Pope Francis' visit to the Andean nation
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Pope begs forgiveness from Chileans for 'irreparable damage' done to children who have been sexually abused by priests.Pope begs forgiveness from Chileans for 'irreparable damage' done to children who have been sexually abused by priests.
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A member of the movement Laicos de Osorno holds a banner reads in Spanish 'Another church is possible, democratizing it' durong a demonstration against the Rev. Fernando Karadima, and his protege Juan Barros, bishop of Osorno, in front of the Cathedral of Santiago, Chile, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2018. Chile's church has yet to recover its credibility following the scandal over Karadima, Chile's most notorious pedophile priest. Protests are expected to greet Pope Francis during his visit to Chile, which begins Monday. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
AP Explains: Catholic Church in Chile weakened by scandalAP Explains: The Roman Catholic Church has been weakened in Chile by priest abuse scandal and its handling by Pope Francis
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Venezuela president orders probe of priests for hate speechVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has called for an investigation into Roman Catholic priests making comments critical of the government
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10 workers die in bridge collapse, Colombian officials sayColombian officials say 10 workers died after a bridge they were building outside the nation's capital collapsed
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Members of the Venezuelan Bolivarian Intelligence Service arrive to the Junquito highway during an operation to capture Oscar Perez, according to officials, in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Venezuelan special forces exchanged gunfire Monday with the rebellious police officer who has been on the run since leading a high-profile attack in Caracas last year, officials said. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Venezuela forces take down fugitive group in deadly shootoutVenezuelan officials say special forces troops have captured five members of a band led by a rebellious police officer who has been on the run since stealing a helicopter and launching grenades at government buildings
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Locals wave at Pope Francis as he rides the pope mobile on his way to the Apostolic Nunciature in Santiago, Chile, Monday, Jan., 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
The Latest: Small crowds greet pope on first visit to ChileSmall crowds have greeted Pope Francis as he was driven through the streets of Chile's capital after arriving for a three-day visit
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Chile's President Michelle Bachelet welcomes Pope Francis after he landed at the international airport in Santiago, Chile, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
In Chile, pope met with protests, passion and skepticismPope Francis has arrived in Chile for a visit expected to be met with protests over sexual abuse and confronted by many Chileans deeply skeptical about the Roman Catholic Church
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Pope Francis lands in Chile; protests expected over sexual abuse by priestsPope Francis lands in Chile; protests expected over sexual abuse by priests
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Families of missing sub crew ask Russia to continue searchSome of the families of 44 crew members aboard an Argentine submarine that went missing in the South Atlantic are asking Russia to carry on with the search at a gathering marking the two-month disappearance of the vessel
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