Chile court orders Catholic Church to compensate victims in sex abuse case

FILE PHOTO: Three victims of clerical sexual abuse in Chile, Juan Carlos Cruz, James Hamilton and Jose Andres Murillo pose before a news conference at the Foreign Press in Rome, Italy, May 2, 2018. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini/File photo

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – A Chilean appeals court ruled on Wednesday that the Catholic Church should pay compensation to three victims in a sex abuse case involving former Santiago parish priest Fernando Karadima, a decision that could open the floodgates to similar lawsuits. The unanimous decision requires the Church pay 100 million pesos ($146,000) each for […]

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