Sex abuse suit filed against Catholic church in Chile

Sex abuse suit filed against Catholic church in Chile

Three men allegedly abused as boys by prominent priest Fernando Karadima in the 1980s filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Chilean Catholic Church.

In the 450 million peso ($900,000) suit, Juan Carlos Cruz, James Hamilton and Jose Andres Murillo accuse the church of negligence for initially ignoring their complaints about the priest.

"We really want to establish the responsibility of the church," Cruz said.

The compensation, if granted, would be donated to charity.

The case against Karadima, who trained many of the priests who took leadership positions in the Chilean Catholic Church, was dismissed in December 2010 because...

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