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Chilean man due to arrive in France to face murder charge

Chilean man due to arrive in France to face murder charge

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A plane carrying a Chilean man accused of murdering a Japanese student in France nearly four years ago has landed at a Paris airport Friday morning as part of his extradition processByThe Associated PressJuly 24, 2020, 10:14 AM2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articlePARIS -- A plane carrying a Chilean man accused of murdering a Japanese student in France nearly four years ago landed at a Paris airport Friday morning as part of his extradition process. Nicolas Zepeda, 29, had been under house arrest at his mother’s apartment in the resort of Viña del Mar, 120 kilometers (75 miles) northwest of Santiago. He is charged in France with premeditated murder in the alleged 2016 slaying of Narumi Kurosaki, 21. The body of the young Japanese woman, who was living on the Besanco...
Pope defrocks Chilean priest at center of abuse scandal

Pope defrocks Chilean priest at center of abuse scandal

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Pope Francis has defrocked a Chilean priest who was a central character in the global sex abuse scandal rocking his papacy, invoking his "supreme" authority to stiffen an earlier sentence because of the "exceptional amount of damage" the priest's crimes had caused. In a statement Friday, the Vatican said Francis had laicized 88-year-old Rev. Fernando Karadima, who was originally sanctioned in 2011 to live a lifetime of "penance and prayer" for having sexually abused minors in the upscale Santiago parish he ran. The Vatican said Francis was doing so for "the good of the church." "It is without doubt an exceptional measure, but Karadima's grave crimes have caused exceptional damage in Chile," Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said. The "penance and prayer" sanction has been the Vatican's punish...