As Vatican reporter Nicole Winfield & AP reporter Eva Vergara wrote in the article, Pope Francis's Pledge Of Zero Tolerance For Child Abusers Is Being Tested In Chile,
Cruz has said that during the time he was abused, Karadima and Barros behaved intimately with one another in his presence.
"I saw Karadima and Juan Barros kissing and touching each other. The groping generally came from Karadima touching Barros' genitals," Cruz said in a January letter to Monsignor Ivo Scapolo, the papal nuncio in Chile. Cruz provided a copy of the letter to the AP.
Despite Francis' pledge to have no tolerance for abuse by priests, James Hamilton, another victim of Karadima's, said the appointment demonstrates to him that the church "had not changed."
Hamilton, now a 49-year-old doctor, said Barros enjoyed watching Karadima commit the abuse.
"I saw how Barros watched it all," he said.