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Chile’s infamous pedophile and ex-priest has died

July 26, 2021 GMT

STORY: Archive Chile Karadima - Chile’s infamous pedophile and ex-priest has died

LENGTH: 00:55

FIRST RUN: 1823

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TYPE: English/Natsound

SOURCE: ASSOCIATED PRESS/ AP PHOTO

STORY NUMBER: 4336995

DATELINE: 11 November 2015/ 28 September 2018 - Santiago/ Vatican

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ASSOCIATED PRESS:

ARCHIVE: Santiago, Chile – 11 November 2015

1. Various of Rev. Fernando Karadima in court

2. Tilt from hands to face of Karadima

3. Various of Karadima walking

4. Tilt from Karadima’s hand holding a rosary to Karadima

5. Karadima surrounded by cameras

6. Karadima entering elevator

ASSOCIATED PRESS:

ARCHIVE: Vatican City - 28 September 2018

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Greg Burke, Vatican spokesman:

“Fernando Karadima’s dismissal from the Clerical State, he’s being defrocked, is one more sign of the Pope taking action against abuse.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS

ARCHIVE: Santiago, Chile - 11 November 2015

8. STILL photos of Rev. Fernando Karadima sits in court before testifying in a case that three of his victims brought against the country’s Catholic Church

STORYLINE:

Fernando Karadima, Chile’s most infamous pedophile and a former priest, has died in Santiago aged 90.

The ex-priest died on Sunday of bronchus pneumonia and kidney failure according to the death certificate to which AP had access on Monday.

He also suffered from diabetes and high blood pressure.

Karadima died in a nursing home for seniors in a neighborhood of Chile’s capital, where he’d been for years.

Karadima was sanctioned in 2011 by the Vatican, which removed him from all pastoral duties and sentenced him to a lifetime of penance and prayer for his crimes.

Chilean prosecutors investigated Karadima as well but dropped the charges because the statute of limitations had expired. The judge handling the case stressed that it didn’t collapse for lack of proof.

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