Prosecutors said the surprise raids took place at the dioceses of Valparaiso, Chillan, Osorno and Concepcion. Images published by local media showed authorities walking out from the buildings after seizing documents.
Pope Francis has appealed to Catholics around the world to help root out the scourge of child sexual abuse. In an unprecedented letter, he said "we did not act in a timely manner, realizing the magnitude ... of the damage done to so many lives."
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Amsterdam's renowned Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra's chief conductor Daniele Gatti has been fired after several women came forward with accusations of assault.
Meanwhile, a court refused pre-arrest bail to three church priests in a separate rape case filed by a woman in southern India's Kerala state.
Crowds holding placards and chanting "death to the rapist" called for the man arrested over the assault to be hanged in several demonstrations across the Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh state.
Seven of the eight, who are accused of sexually assaulting and murdering an eight-year-old girl in the city of Kathua have appeared before the Pathankot court.
Indian police have arrested 14 people suspected of kidnapping, raping and burning to death a teenage girl, the latest in rising crimes against women in India despite the toughening of laws.
Indian police have made another arrest after the alleged rape of a teenager by a ruling party politician sparked protests across the country.
President Emmanuel Macron says the bill will ensure women's safety. However, critics have questioned its application and mocked it as an end to French romance.
Court filings made public this week reveal that women working at the company in US-based technical jobs filed 238 internal complaints about gender discrimination or sexual harassment between 2010 and 2016.
The #MeToo movement is making strides in the US, but there is no such movement for the vast majority of women around the world. From equality in the home to safe public spaces for women, the fight for equality is far from won.
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