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The bishop is under investigation for alleged extortion of priests in his diocese, and the covering-up of sexual abuse cases, according to Brazilian media reports
(3rd UPDATE) A total of 167 bishops, priests, and lay members of the church are now under investigation for sexual crimes committed in the South American country since 1960
All 8 Catholic dioceses have either been or are in the process of being subpoenaed by New York's state attorney general
Jose Andres Murillo, a Chilean victim of clerical pedophilia who recently met with Pope Francis, says, 'There is progress regarding clerical abuse in some countries, primarily due to brave victims who have fought to raise their voices.'
'I cannot begin to express the pain and shame that I feel over the irreparable harm caused to children on the part of Church ministers,' Pope Francis says
The Vatican s chief prosecutor says some of the cases date back to the 1960s 1970s and 1980s