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Fernando Karadima

Fernando Karadima, former priest whose sex abuse scandal rocked Chile, dead at 90

Fernando Karadima, an influential former priest in Chile whose sexual abuse of minors prompted major questions about episcopal cover-ups, has... Read more

The Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral in Santiago, Chile.

Chilean archdiocese: court judgement for sex abuse victims a step toward reform

The Santiago archdiocese has accepted a court ruling that the Catholic Church in Chile must compensate victims of former priest... Read more

Pope Francis at a General Audience in Rome, June 2018.

Pope Francis laicizes convicted Chilean abuser

The pope has ordered the laicization of Fernando Karadima, a Chilean priest convicted in 2011 of the sexual abuse of... Read more

Pope Francis in January 2018.

Meeting abuse survivors, Pope apologizes for being 'part of the problem'

After meeting with Pope Francis over the weekend, Chilean survivors of clerical sexual abuse said the pontiff was open, sympathetic... Read more