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

Posted March 28, 2019 9:22 pm by Editor

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

Santiago, Chile, Mar 28, 2019 / 06:24 pm (CNA).- The Santiago archdiocese has accepted a court ruling that the Catholic Church in Chile must compensate victims of former priest and serial sex abuser Fernando Karadima, voicing hope the action can help restore trust and prevent further mishandling of abuse.

The Santiago archbishop’s office said it would not appeal the decision, saying the ruling “marks an important step in our process of re-establishing justice and trust in our Church of Santiago, because it points directly to the errors that we made in this case.”

The appeals court in Santiago unanimously ruled that the

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