Posts Tagged ‘Catholic church in Chile’

Chilean nun who spent pandemic in prison wins Zayed Award

Monday, February 12th, 2024
Zayed Award for Humanity

A Chilean nun who chose to stay with inmates during the pandemic has been honoured with the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity for her dedication to prisoner dignity. Sister Nelly León, a nun with 25 years experience working with incarcerated women, emphasises the importance of upholding the dignity of prisoners. Sister Nelly hopes this recognition Read more

Chile’s court orders Catholic Church to compensate abuse victims

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

A Chilean court has ordered the country’s Catholic Church to pay compensation to victims in a sex abuse case against influential former priest Fernando Karadima. A unanimous ruling says the Church must pay 100 million pesos ($146,000) for “moral damages” to each of his three victims. Read more