Police and prosecutors in Chile raided the temples and offices of the Roman Catholic Church.They also confiscated the documents on the background of sexual violence against children and the cover up scandal, reports the Chronicle.info.
Surprise raids occurred in the capital of Santiago and Rancagua.
Raids happen now, when two representatives of the Vatican arrived in Chile to investigate the claims and give advice on further action to the dioceses.
On Monday, the Pope accepted the resignation of three Chilean bishops after the scandal.
The Prosecutor emiliano arias reported that the raids “went well.”
The Archbishop of Santiago, cardinal Ricardo Ezzati said that officials of the Church gave the prosecutors all the requested documentation and that they cooperate with the justice system.