Vatican suspends Chilean deacon accused of child abuse

Pope Francis. The Vatican has dismissed a Chilean deacon over sexual abuse accusations in central Chile, the archdiocese of the city of Rancagua said Friday, July 20, 2018 amid a widespread abuse scandal gripping the country's Catholic Church. PHOTO | VINCENZO PINTO | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Rubio's case was highlighted when a television report revealed an alleged network of sexual abuse carried out by a group of religious figures.
  • Rubio was interviewed in the report, during which he admitted he had "made a mistake, but not committed a crime."

  • A total of 14 priests and other religious figures were suspended as the Church investigated the network.

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