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Vatican declares Chilean bishop innocent of sexual abuse charges

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After almost a year of investigation, the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith concluded that Bishop Cristian Contreras Molina of San Felipe was innocent of the child abuse accusations made against him.

Through a statement, the diocese of San Felipe said that "the Vatican has concluded that those accusations were not true and has established the absence of incriminatory evidence."

The district attorney's office also closed its investigation regarding the case, the statement said, adding that the bishop had cooperated with both investigations.

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