CHILE’S Catholic bishops have said they are open to whatever Pope Francis proposes to overhaul the Chilean church, which has been devastated by a clergy sex abuse and cover-up scandal.

Possible measures include removing bishops, reforming seminaries and paying financial reparation to victims.

Chilean bishops, who are spending three days of meetings with Francis, said they wanted to listen to Francis and follow his lead in asking forgiveness.

Spokesman Bishop Juan Ignacio Gonzalez, said “it’s possible” that some Chilean bishops will resign but that it was up to the Pope. He said: “If he asks, we’ll do it.”