The Roman Catholic Church's chief adviser on clerical sexual abuse broke ranks with Pope Francis on Saturday after the pontiff accused Chilean abuse victims of slander.
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The Archbishop of Boston, who was travelling to a pre-arranged meeting with Pope Francis in Peru — has been the pontiff's chief adviser on clerical sexual abuse since his appointment as head of the high-profile Vatican committee for the protection of minors.
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