Chile court orders Catholic Church to compensate sex abuse victims

March 27, 2019

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – A Chilean appeals court has ordered the Catholic Church to pay compensation to three victims in a sex abuse case against former Santiago priest Fernando Karadima, according to a ruling issued on Wednesday.

The unanimous ruling requires the Church pay 100 million pesos ($146,000) for “moral damages” each to Juan Carlos Cruz, Jose Andres Murillo and James Hamilton, who accuse Karadima of having sexually abused them decades ago. 7

(Reporting by Erik Lopez, writing by Dave Sherwood; Editing by Bernadette Baum)

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