Jorge Medina

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Jorge Arturo Agustín Medina Estévez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈxoɾxe meˈðina]; 23 December 1926 – 3 October 2021) was a Chilean Catholic Church cardinal. He was born in Santiago de Chile.

He was prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments from 1996 to 2002 and was made a Cardinal in 1998. He was auxiliary bishop and then from 1987 bishop of Rancagua and then bishop of Valparaíso from 1993 to 1996.

Medina was a critic of homosexuality.[1] In 2011, he was accused of sexual assault on minors.[2][3]

Medina died on 3 October 2021 in Santiago de Chile at the age of 94.[4][5]

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  1. "Víctima de Karadima critica dichos de Cardenal Medina: "Constituyen una agresión"". La Segunda (in Spanish). 5 April 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  2. Barrionuevo, Alexei; Bonnefoy, Pascale (18 February 2011). "Chilean Priest Found Guilty of Abusing Minors". New York Times. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  3. "Vatican official's visit to Chile unrelated to abuse case of popular priest". EWTN News. 23 May 2011. Archived from the original on 25 July 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2002.
  4. "Falleció Cardenal Jorge Medina Estévez". Conferencia Episcopal de Chile (in Spanish). 3 October 2021. Retrieved 4 October 2021.
  5. "A los 94 años muere el cardenal Jorge Medina Estévez". La Tercera (in Spanish). 3 October 2021. Retrieved 4 October 2021.