According to a report by Reuters, a former Chilean bishop, who was staunchly defended by Pope Francis after being accused of helping to conceal sexual abuse, has been named a suspect in two criminal investigations into alleged cover-ups. City prosecutor Raul Guzman reportedly said that Juan Barros, who resigned in June alongside four other bishops, was interrogated as a suspect for more than three hours on Thursday in Santiago. Reuters reports that another source, on condition of anonymity, said that the former bishop was also named as a suspect in the cover-up of several sex abuse cases in the city of Rancagua, just south of the Chilean capital.
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