Love is in the air: Pope Francis marries couple aboard papal plane

People wait for the arrival of Pope Francis at the Jorge Basadre technological institute in Puerto Maldonado Peru Friday Jan. 19 2018. Francis is receiving a warm welcome in the Peruvian Amazon city of Puerto Maldonado with supporters lining the stre

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The Vatican convicted Karadima in 2011 on sexual abuse charges and forced him into retirement and isolation far away from his victims.

Francis then offered to marry the LATAM flight attendants aboard the Airbus 321 en route to the northern beach city of Iquique, and they readily agreed.

"The day they bring me proof against Bishop Barros I'll speak".

What is the controversy about?

People wait for the arrival of Pope Francis at the Jorge Basadre technological institute in Puerto Maldonado Peru Friday Jan. 19 2018. Francis is receiving a warm welcome in the Peruvian Amazon city of Puerto Maldonado with supporters lining the stre
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In Santiago, though, an estimated 400,000 jubilant Chileans turned out in droves for his first public Mass, a massive gathering in the capital's O'Higgins park where St. John Paul II celebrated Mass three decades ago.

When they explained the situation, he followed up by asking if they wanted to get married.

Francis reopened the wounds of the scandal in 2015 when he named Barros, a protege of Karadima, as bishop of the southern diocese of Osorno. And his victims say they believe Barros knew about the priest's abuse but did nothing to stop it or report it.

What is the response from accusers?

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An improvised marriage certificate was signed by Francis, the couple, Mr Cueto and a bishop who also happened to be on the plane.

However, in response to the Pope's comment January 18, Juan Carlos Cruz - one of Barros' most outspoken accusers and one of Karadima's victims - tweeted: "As if I could have taken a selfie or a photo while Karadima abused me and others and Juan Barros stood by watching it all.These people are truly insane, and the pontiff talks about atonement to the victims".

"These people are absolutely insane, and @Pontifex (the Pope's Twitter handle) is talking about reparation to the victims. Nothing has changed, and his plea for forgiveness is empty".

"Pope Francis, the Amazon welcomes you", said a slogan on one of the banners adorning the city.

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What other response has there been in Chile?

The comments, coming as the pope was winding up his visit to Chile on Thursday and heading to Peru, were especially jarring because much of the trip had been dedicated to healing the wounds of a sexual abuse crisis that has jolted the country's church for years and alienated legions of Roman Catholics.

Although it is his first visit to Chile since becoming pontiff in 2013, the visit has been overshadowed by allegations of sexual abuse levelled at members of the Chilean clergy. "It is painful to see how in this land, which is under the protection of the Mother of God, so many women are devalued, denigrated and exposed to endless violence", he said.

"Special care is demanded of us, lest we allow ourselves to be ensnared by ideological forms of colonialism, disguised as progress, that slowly but surely dissipate cultural identities and establish a uniform, single. and weak way of thinking", he said after watching traditional Ashaninka and Shipibo dances.

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The Pope's warm welcome in Peru stands in stark contrast to his reception earlier this week in Chile, where he drew smaller crowds and his presence provoked protests.

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