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BREAKING: Pope Removes from Priesthood Abuser Fernando Karadima in Chile

Vatican Announces Francis’ Decision to Remove His Clerical State

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Pope Francis has removed the clerical state of Fernando Karadima Fariña, of the Archdiocese of Santiago, Chile. The Holy Father has taken this exceptional decision in conscience and for the good of the Church. 
The Holy See Press Office communicated it this afternoon, Friday, September 28.
The Holy Father has exercised his «ordinary power, which is supreme, full, immediate and universal in the Church» (Code of Canon Law, canon 331), conscious of his service to the people of God as successor of Saint Peter. 
The decree, signed by the Pope on Thursday, September 27, 2018, came into force automatically from that moment, and also implies the dispensation of all clerical obligations. Karadima was notified Friday, September 28, 2018.

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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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