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Chilean cardinal accused of abuse cover-up

October 01, 2015

A Chilean cardinal who serves on the nine-member Council of Cardinals, which assists Pope Francis in the governance of the universal Church, gave over five hours of testimony in a civil suit filed by the abuse victims of Father Fernando Karadima, a prominent priest.

Cardinal Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, who led the Archdiocese of Santiago from 1998 to 2010, is accused of taking part in a cover-up.

In 2011, the Congregation of the Doctrine for the Faith found that Karadima, now 85, was guilty of sexually abusing young males and ordered him to retire to a life of prayer and penance.

 

 


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