Chile sex abuse victim's credibility praised, challenged

In this Feb. 11, 2018 photo, Juan Carlos Cruz, victim of Chilean pedophile priest Fernando Karadima, poses for a portrait in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Cr

In this Feb. 11, 2018 photo, Juan Carlos Cruz, victim of Chilean pedophile priest Fernando Karadima, poses for a portrait in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Cr

In this Feb. 11, 2018 photo, Juan Carlos Cruz, victim of Chilean pedophile priest Fernando Karadima, poses for a portrait in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Cr

In this Feb. 11, 2018 photo, Juan Carlos Cruz, victim of Chilean pedophile priest Fernando Karadima, poses for a portrait in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Cr

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018 file photo, Osornos Bishop Juan Barros smiles as he leaves the altar after Mass was celebrated by Pope Francis on Lobito

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018 file photo, Osornos Bishop Juan Barros smiles as he leaves the altar after Mass was celebrated by Pope Francis on Lobito

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2014 file photo, Pope Francis, right, walks with Chile's Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati to a session of the synod, a two-week meeting

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2014 file photo, Pope Francis, right, walks with Chile's Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati to a session of the synod, a two-week meeting

FILE - In this April 13, 2013 file photo, Chile's Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ossa attends Mass for the election of a new pope inside St. Pete

FILE - In this April 13, 2013 file photo, Chile's Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ossa attends Mass for the election of a new pope inside St. Pete

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2015 file photo, Rev. Fernando Karadima, center, is escorted from court after testifying in a lawsuit brought by three of his

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2015 file photo, Rev. Fernando Karadima, center, is escorted from court after testifying in a lawsuit brought by three of his

FILE - This Feb. 3, 2018 file photo shows Marie Collins, a member of the Pope Francis' sex-abuse commission, handing a letter to Cardinal Sean O'Malle

FILE - This Feb. 3, 2018 file photo shows Marie Collins, a member of the Pope Francis' sex-abuse commission, handing a letter to Cardinal Sean O'Malle

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2015 file photo, Pope Francis talks with his top abuse adviser Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley, left, as they arrive for a spec

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2015 file photo, Pope Francis talks with his top abuse adviser Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley, left, as they arrive for a spec

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2018 file photo, members of the movement Laity of Osorno hold up images showing the Rev. Fernando Karadima, left, and his prot

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2018 file photo, members of the movement Laity of Osorno hold up images showing the Rev. Fernando Karadima, left, and his prot

FILE - In this May 3, 2014 file photo, member of the pope's sex abuse commission, Marie Collins, listens to Cardinal Sean O'Malley, the archbishop of

FILE - In this May 3, 2014 file photo, member of the pope's sex abuse commission, Marie Collins, listens to Cardinal Sean O'Malley, the archbishop of

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Chilean survivor of priestly sex abuse testifies this weekend before a Vatican investigator looking into allegations that a bishop witnessed his abuse by a notorious predator priest but ignored it.

Both Vatican and Chilean courts have affirmed the credibility of Juan Carlos Cruz and other victims of the Rev. Fernando Karadima. Now, those victims are testifying in a fact-finding mission about one of Karadima's proteges, Bishop Juan Barros.

Cruz has said Barros was present when Karadima kissed and fondled him as a 17-year-old, and ignored it.

His allegations raise questions about Pope Francis' commitment to fighting abuse and cover-ups, since Cruz outlined his complaints about Barros, and his objections to Barros' appointment as bishop of Osorno, Chile, in an eight-page letter hand-delivered to Francis in 2015.